Lampard cautions Arsenal boss Arteta ahead of Super Sunday clash

first_img “Who’s to say a manager is better or worse if they are in their first or 50th year of management? I don’t buy it.” But Lampard does acknowledge that it is one thing for Arteta to have watched and helped Guardiola work, and quite another to be making all the decisions himself. Lampard said: “There’s a difference. He would have observed it more — now it’s his turn to make those decisions himself. But from the years he’s had there working with Guardiola, at a huge club who have been successful, I think that puts him in great stead. “I don’t think the question mark will be that. I think it will be purely on Arteta, the quality of him, and can he get Arsenal to the position they want to be in?” Lampard believes Arteta will need to draw heavily on the support of his backroom team, just as he does at Chelsea. The Blues boss said: “I wouldn’t say I thrive on having ultimate responsibility, it’s the job. I do it to try and be successful. “I’m not a control or power freak but if a decision needs to be made for the benefit of where we are at, that is my job — but I also think you have good people around you. “Arteta has put his staff together. He knows he’ll rely on them, I certainly rely on mine.” Lampard faced Arteta when they were both players. The Chelsea boss said: “He was a very good player, very intelligent player, very technical player. Juventus’ Lampard and Arteta faced off a number of times as players Read Also: Here’s how Chelsea could line up against Arsenal “He seemed to be a leader — not a fist-pumping kind of leader but a leader in whatever teams he was playing in. “So it looks like he could be well suited to management. “I understand the strains and the pressures of it, and the desires to want to do well in it, so on a personal level I wish him well.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 When asked about the honeymoon period not lasting long, Lampard said: “It doesn’t and it shouldn’t do. “But I’m sure the fans will have a feeling for Arteta and want him to do well as being one of their own from before. “I certainly found that it helps, knowing some faces behind the scenes, knowing the values of the club and what the standards are and what the wants are. “I think that can help, probably in the start-up, early stages. “After that it probably levels out and your work is your work.” Lampard went into the Chelsea job with just a year of managerial experience, in his case at Championship side Derby. The Arsenal job is Arteta’s first as a head coach after learning at the feet of serial winner Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. Lampard said: “Yeah, but he has worked under one of the greatest, if not the greatest, for a couple of years. “He was always an intelligent player, so I don’t buy the whole inexperienced one. “You don’t know until you take the chance with somebody. Frank Lampard has warned Mikel Arteta the honeymoon period soon ends — even for club legends. Former Arsenal player Arteta’s second game on his return to the club as head coach is Sunday’s London derby against Lampard’s Chelsea. And the Blues’ run of five defeats in their last seven Premier League games has given a little reality check to the euphoria surrounding the return of Stamford Bridge’s favourite son. Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseAmazing Ceilings From All Around The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgetslast_img read more

No power outage in Antique during Christmas – NGCP

first_imgAnteco is the power distributor in theprovince. SAN JOSE, Antique – The National GridCorporation of the Philippines (NGCP) recently assured Antiqueños that therewill be no scheduled power interruption this Christmas season. “Households should make sure that theyhave detached their appliances from their electric sockets,” she said. “The NGCP line personnel and engineerswill be working 24/7 so there will be no scheduled power shutdown during theholiday,” Michelle Viscera, corporate communications officer of the NGCP, saidduring the Antique Media Christmas Party here last week. She added power in this province istransmitted by the NGCP from its line in Santa Barbara, Iloilo to San Jose deBuenavista where the Antique Electric Cooperative (Anteco) substation islocated. Viscera also reminded consumers to uselight-emitting diode Christmas lights to conserve power.  Michelle Viscera, corporate communications officer of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, says line personnel and engineers will make sure there will be no power shutdown this Christmas season. Annabel Consuelo J. Petinglay Anteco general manager Luduvico Lim,meanwhile, requested private landowners to cooperate in the cutting of trees toensure continuous power distribution to their households.  “As we could notice there is muchvegetation along the road that is also a reason why we have power interruptionsbecause of our line being affected by the fallen tree,” said Lim.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

4 nabbed for selling ‘overpriced’ alcohol

first_imgBACOLOD City – For allegedly sellingoverpriced alcohol, four persons were arrested in an entrapment operation inBarangay Villamonte. The suspects were brought to theCriminal Investigation and Detection Group field office. They were nabbed after they sold acontainer of ethyl alcohol for P3900 on March 29, a police report showed. Thesuggested retail price of the disinfectant per container according to theDepartment of Trade and Industry should cost P2,673. Police identified them as Mary GraceAlohipan, 43; Janice Fernandez, 48; George Chua, 55; and Ricardo Uy, 52. center_img In total, 49 containers of ethyl alcoholvalued at around P130,000 were seized from them. Charges for violation of Republic Act7581, or the Price Act will be filed against them./PNlast_img read more

Area Boys & Girls Basketball Scores (11-26)

first_imgArea Boys & Girls Basketball Scores.Saturday  (11-26)Boys Scores.Batesville  74     Jac-Cen-Del  46Greensburg  67     South Dearborn  40South Ripley  76     Rising Sun  50Oldenburg  56    South Decatur  37Clarksville  67     Switzerland County  63New Washington 64  Shawe Memorial 31Southwestern  69     Cannelton  24Indian Creek  83     Edinburgh  53Girls Scores.East Central  53     Franklin County  34New Washington  63     Milan  52North Decatur  66     Knightstown  48Rising Sun  53     Seton Catholic  22Greenwood Christian  57     Waldron  38Southwestern Hanover  65     Cannelton  25Southwestern Shelby  44     Trinity Lutheran  40Edinburgh  69     Medora  20last_img read more

Abraham benched as England put six past Bulgaria

first_imgRelatedPosts Solskjaer criticises England over handling of youngster Greenwood UEFA Nations League: Sterling saves 10-man England against Iceland Eberechi Eze pulls out of England squad Tammy Abraham was on the bench as England took a huge step towards qualifying for Euro 2020, courtesy of a 6-0 win over Bulgaria in Monday night’s Group A clash in Sofia.The Three Lions entered the match off the back of a 1-2 loss to the Czech Republic on Friday, but Gareth Southgate’s side responded in impressive fashion to collect an important three points – meaning that they are now just one victory away from guaranteeing their spot in next summer’s tournament.Events on the field were largely overshadowed by matters off it, though, with racist chanting throughout the 90 minutes threatening the abandonment of the qualification clash.After a slow start to proceedings, England took the lead in the seventh minute, and it was a special goal from Marcus Rashford, who worked his way into the Bulgarian box before picking out the back of the net with a stunning effort.The attacker has struggled to carry the goalscoring burden for Manchester United this season but showed plenty of confidence to make the breakthrough in Sofia after being found by Ross Barkley.Bulgaria almost responded four minutes later when Ivelin Popov fired a low strike towards the bottom corner, only for England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to make a smart save down to his left.The Three Lions doubled their lead in the 20th minute, though, when a brilliant team move ended with Raheem Sterling driving a low cross into Barkley, who could not pass up the chance to score from close range.Southgate’s side never got to grips with the Czech Republic on Friday night, but the 2018 World Cup semi-finalists were extremely comfortable in Sofia as they continued to dominate the possession.There was a stoppage just before the 30-minute mark with Harry Kane coming together with the referee amid suggestions of chanting towards Sterling and Tyrone Mings, which led to an announcement inside the stadium as part of UEFA’s three-step protocol for dealing with racism at matches.Play resumed moments later, and the visitors scored their third of the night in the 32nd minute when Barkley headed a brilliant Kane cross into the back of the net from close range.Petar Zanev struck over Pickford’s crossbar late in the first period as Bulgaria looked for a route back into the match, before Rashford missed the target with a powerful attempt down the other end.Six minutes of additional time were signalled at the end of the first period with step two of UEFA’s protocol brought into action as there were more complaints of racist chanting inside the stadium.The first half ultimately ended with England leading 4-0 as Sterling tapped a low Kane cross into the back of the net to cap off another fine move, although matters off the field had overshadowed what was a very positive 45 minutes of football from Southgate’s side.Bulgaria goalkeeper Iliev Ivanov had to keep out a powerful strike from Kane early in the second half as England, who were the first team on the field after the break, looked to add a fifth.Bozhidar Kraev then missed the England goal from distance before Sterling fired just wide of the post down the other end during an open period of the Euro 2020 qualification clash.Sterling had another half-chance just before the hour after meeting a cross from Kieran Trippier, but the home side’s goalkeeper was on hand to make a smart save as the score remained 4-0 in Sofia.The same two players went head-to-head once again moments later and again it was a brilliant save from Ivanov as Bulgaria managed to keep the score down despite the immense pressure.Zanev then tested the reactions of Pickford with a rasping effort from distance, before Ivanov kept out a strike from Kane after the Tottenham Hotspur forward had been found by Rashford.England had their fifth in the 69th minute, though, when Sterling, having been released by Kane, expertly found the back of the net in a one-on-one situation.Jadon Sancho, Mason Mount and Callum Wilson all came off the bench in the period that followed, while Bulgaria also used all three of their substitutes as the pace of the match dropped.Kane had been denied by the post in the 83rd minute, but the Three Lions captain made it six in the final exchanges when he netted after more lacklustre defending from the hosts.As it transpired, the game was allowed to finish when at one point it looked likely to be abandoned, and while the result was excellent for England, it was another hugely unsettling evening due to events off the pitch.Tags: BulgariaEnglandTammy Abrahamlast_img read more

Djokovic fined $10,000 for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’

first_imgRelatedPosts Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Djokovic zooms to 10th Italian Open final Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Novak Djokovic’s has been fined an additional $10,000 (£7,600) for “unsportsmanlike behaviour” following his dramatic disqualification from the US Open on Sunday night.Djokovic, who has already been stripped of his $250,000 (£190,000) in prize money for reaching the last-16, was given a further punishment by tournament organisers for his actions on court against Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta. He could yet face a further fine for his decision to skip media duties following his default.The world No 1 was broken for 5-6 in the opening set and petulantly swiped a ball away that struck a female line judge, Laura Clark, in the throat.Djokovic pleaded his case for leniency to tournament officials but referee Soeren Friemel, who was summoned onto court inside the deserted Arthur Ashe Stadium by umpire Aurelie Tourte, told Djokovic, after plenty of debate, that there was no option but to disqualify him.After Djokovic left the Flushing Meadows facility and refused to take part in his press commitments, the United States Tennis Association released a statement on his default.“In accordance with the Grand Slam rulebook, following his actions of intentionally hitting a ball dangerously or recklessly within the court or hitting a ball with negligent disregard of the consequences, the US Open tournament referee defaulted Novak Djokovic from the 2020 US Open,” it began. “Because he was defaulted, Djokovic will lose all ranking points earned at the US Open and will be fined the prize money won at the tournament in addition to any or all fines levied with respect to the offending incident.”Djokovic eventually went on to address the matter himself with a statement on his social media.He wrote: “This whole situation has left me really sad and empty. I checked on the lines person and the tournament told me that thank God she is feeling ok.“I’m extremely sorry to have caused her such stress. So unintended. So wrong. I’m not disclosing her name to respect her privacy. As for the disqualification, I need to go back within and work on my disappointment and turn this all into a lesson for my growth and evolution as a player and human being.“I apologise to the US Open tournament and everyone associated for my behaviour. I’m very grateful to my team and family for being my rock support, and my fans for always being there with me. Thank you and I’m so sorry.” Tags: Disciplinary ActionFineNovak DjokovicUS Openlast_img read more

Semenya loses appeal against CAS ruling over testosterone regulations

first_imgDouble Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya has lost her appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal.The appeal was to set aside a 2019 Court of Arbitration ruling that female athletes with high natural testosterone levels must take medication to reduce it. But the South African has indicated that she may continue her battle in the European and domestic courts ahead of the Olympics in Tokyo next year, vowing to “fight for human rights”.Semenya approached the tribunal in May last year after CAS, sport’s highest court, had ruled that the regulations of the sport’s governing body World Athletics were necessary for athletes with differences in sexual development in races ranging from 400 metres to a mile to ensure fair competition.The tribunal found the requirement of subjecting certain female athletes to drug or surgical interventions as a precondition to compete does not amount to a violation of Swiss public policy, Semenya’s lawyers said in a statement on Tuesday.Testosterone increases muscle mass, strength and haemoglobin, which affects endurance.Some competitors have said women with higher levels of the hormone have an unfair advantage. “I am very disappointed by this ruling, but refuse to let World Athletics drug me or stop me from being who I am,” Semenya said in the statement.“Excluding female athletes or endangering our health solely because of our natural abilities puts World Athletics on the wrong side of history.“I will continue to fight for the human rights of female athletes, both on the track and off the track, until we can all run free the way we were born.“I know what is right and will do all I can to protect basic human rights, for young girls everywhere.”Semenya has already indicated that she would focus on the shorter 200 metres sprint event, which falls outside of the regulations, at the Tokyo Olympic Games that were postponed to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But Semenya’s lawyer, Greg Nott, suggested this was far from the end of the road.“This setback will not be the end of Caster’s story,” he said.“The international team (of lawyers) is considering the judgment and the options to challenge the findings in European and domestic courts.”World Athletics told Reuters they would release a statement on the ruling in due course.RelatedPosts South African runner Semenya defiant after court ruling Semenya switches to 200m in bid to compete at Tokyo Olympics Semenya lashes out at IAAF Reuters/NAN.Tags: Caster SemenyaCourt of Arbitrationsexual developmentSwiss Federal Tribunatestosterone regulationslast_img read more

Another milestone for prolific Smith

first_imgAUSTRALIA skipper is third-fastest in Baggy Green to reach 5 000 Test runs during day one in Ranchi.Seven years ago Steve Smith was a leg-spinning all-rounder yet to wear the Baggy Green. Today, he is the world’s No.1 Test batsman and the third-fastest and youngest Australian to score 5 000 Test runs.Playing in his 53rd Test, Smith reached the milestone in 97 innings, only two innings more than second-placed Australian Matthew Hayden and a whopping 41 knocks behind the incomparable Don Bradman.Overall, Smith is the equal-seventh fastest to 5 000 Test runs and only the 11th player to get there within 100 Test innings – a feat greats of the game like Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting failed to achieve.Entering the third Test, Smith needed 76 runs to arrive at the milestone, ticking off the 5 000th run from his 8 765th ball on the stroke of tea on day one of the third Test in Ranchi.It’s a remarkable achievement when you consider Smith started his Test career as a leg-spinner batting at No.8 against Pakistan at Lord’s in 2010.It took the fidgety right-hander 12 Tests to post his maiden century, against England at The Oval in 2013, but since then he’s added 17 more hundreds to his glowing recordIn fact, Smith has averaged 70 since that first Test ton three-and-a-half years ago and has risen to the top of the official ICC Test batting rankings.So prolific has Smith been in recent times that only five other batsman in the history of Test cricket – Bradman, Sir Len Hutton, Sir Jack Hobbs, Ponting and Peter May – have achieved a higher batting rating than Smith’s 939 after the first Test against India in Pune.Ponting presented Smith with his debut Baggy Green in 2010 at the Home of Cricket, while it was Ponting whose record Smith yesterday broke as the youngest Australian to reach the 5 000-run landmark, the 27-year-old achieving the feat about a year earlier than his ex-skipper.The Tasmanian is widely considered to be Australia’s best batsman since Bradman, but Ponting says Smith has what it takes to one day finish second only to The Don.“If Smithy keeps maintaining what he’s doing now for another 100 Tests then he probably will end up being a better player than me,” Ponting told News Ltd in February.“He’s not doing much wrong at the moment, is he?“I know he’s got great passion and got great drive to be the best player he can be and probably the best player the world has ever seen, which is a great attitude to have.“I wanted to be the best player in the world as well and I wanted to be able to sustain it for a long period of time.“And that’s what really separates the great players; how long you can actually sustain a high level of excellence.”Fastest Australians to 5 000 Test runs1. Don Bradman – 56 innings2. Matthew Hayden – 95 innings3. Steve Smith – 97 innings4. Neil Harvey – 105 innings5. Greg Chappell – 106 inningsFastest overall to 5 000 Test runs1. Don Bradman – 56 innings2 . Jack Hobbs – 91 innings=3. Garfield Sobers – 95 innings=3. Sunil Gavaskar=3. Viv Richards=3. Matthew Haydenlast_img read more

Warner recovering from neck blow says Lehmann

first_img(REUTERS) – Australia opening batsman David Warner is recovering well after being struck in the neck by a bouncer from team mate Josh Hazlewood and should be fit for the upcoming two-Test series in Bangladesh, coach Darren Lehmann said yesterday.The left-hander dropped his bat and slumped to his knees after an attempted hook shot went awry at Marrara Oval in Darwin on Tuesday, but quickly picked himself up and walked off the ground unassisted.With the squad set to depart for Bangladesh tomorrow ahead of the first Test in Dhaka, which starts on August 27, Lehmann expected Warner to board the flight.“He seems alright, walking around the ground today, so fingers crossed he’ll be okay and we’ll get an update in the next day or two,” Lehmann told reporters.“It’s always a scare when that happens, isn’t it? Hopefully he’s going to be OK.”last_img read more

Survivor recounts Holocaust

first_imgHolocaust survivor Zenon Neumark spoke about his struggles and experiences during World War II at Popovich Hall on Monday.At the age of 17, Neumark escaped from a labor camp, where he was held until a day before the camp was dissolved. Alone and without any weapons, Neumark avoided capture. The other inmates were taken to a concentration camp.“The day before the camp was being liquidated, the commander of the camp told me, ‘Young man, escape if you can; tomorrow will be too late,’” Neumark said.He escaped the camp next morning and lived for a few days in town, after which he made his way to Warsaw, Poland. According to Neumark, he was betrayed by his friends in Warsaw but at the same time, he had some good experiences with people who assisted him. He mentioned how one family helped him when he sent a note to them and asked them if he could stay there.“I knocked on the door in the evening, and a lady and her daughter said they were glad I came and that I shouldn’t let her husband know. Two days later, her husband told me that he knew I was there and he brought me a piece of bread and marmalade along with a glass of milk. They were decent people,” Neumark said.While living in Poland, Neumark joined three organizations, one Jewish and two Polish. After that he was taken to a camp in Vienna, Austria. He was freed when Russia liberated Vienna in 1945.“I never had any grudges against people who didn’t help. The only people I did feel angry towards were friends who didn’t help,” Neumark said. “There were people who risked their lives and also the lives of their families, and still helped. About a 100,000 Jews did survive the war and they all needed the help of at least one non-Jew for food, shelter or documents. So they did get help.”The average rate of murder per day was 10,000 people, according to Neumark. He said that he believed the propaganda and cult of personality cultivated by the Nazi Party as the main reason they were able to initiate the Holocaust.“Nazis were the biggest deceivers and liars that were ever created,” Neumark said. “They used it as their tool.”last_img read more