Arteta, like Pep: complained about Turf Moor’s lawn

first_imgMikel Arteta did not live an easy afternoon in Turf Moor. Arsenal faced Burnley in a game that ended with tables (0-0) and in which the gunners were not able to convert their chances to win against the clarets.Those of Sam Dyche applied their usual game and also complicated Arsenal a lot in order to perform theirs. Those of Lancashire, aware of the association football of those of Arteta, were also ready in the other football leaving the long grass without watering to bother as much as possible their rivals in North London. Mikel Arteta was until a few weeks ago in Pep Guardiola staff in Manchester City. Both try to have their teams play in an associative way and with short, short and fast passes for what suits them a short and well watered lawn. In Spain, Germany and England, Pep Guardiola has focused on the grass several times when the rest of the teams have used this tactic to prevent them from developing their game comfortably. “They put the grass high to harm us and in the end it hurts them. We depend a lot on the state of the grass and sometimes you can not do more. What needs to be done is to adapt and not complain, “Guardiola said when training Barcelona after winning 1-4 to Zaragoza in La Romareda in 2012. He also pointed out this factor on other occasions by directing Bayern or the City as when he came to Calderón with those from Munich to play the Champions League in 2018 (“We came to adapt to get a good result for Munich”) or when last season we had to face Tottenham in Wembley two days after an NFL game was played on the lawn of the capital’s stadium The coach, as Arteta did, has always discussed the use of this tactic but has urged his own to adapt. Europe is complicatedArsenal has just 31 points so far this season (6 wins, 13 draws and 6 losses) and sees its participation in European competitions getting complicated. The gunners are six points from European positions and 10 from the first place that entitles Champions League. Liverpool, the great dominator of the competition, has more than double points than those in North London. Mr. Arsenal complained about Turf Moor’s pitch at a press conference. “The grass was high and they did not water. Obviously, this does not help us to play football,” he said.. In addition, Arteta recognized that it was something that was expected and tried to work previously in a similar situation. “I didn’t water the field during yesterday’s training. I knew this would happen but that hasn’t made it easier to play here,” he acknowledged.Even so, the coach did not want the turf to become an excuse to justify the zero draw of his against Dyche, who recognized a good approach. “This is their game. They know how to do very well what they do. It’s their strong point, they can do it and you have to know how to adapt. In some moments we adapted and in others it was not a matter of grass, it was a quality issue, “said the Basque. last_img read more

The stopped ball chokes the Lopetegui system

first_imgAnd it is that the marking in zone or mixed has not always given good results. The I raised, in the match of the sixteenth of the Copa del Rey, also marked Sevilla with the ball stopped during his visit to Sánchez Pizjuán. Outside the home, Valencia prevented Sevilla from winning at Mestalla also with a strategy play, the same way that came the only defeat of the sevillistas in the Europa League, against him Apoel in Nicosia on the last day of the group stage.Whether the ball is stationary or in play, the truth is that Sevilla have found the weak point based on hanging balls from the band, especially from the left side. The Real Madrid or the Athletic. for example, they fished in Sánchez Pizjuán in that way. The defense is one of the strengths of Sevilla this season, but the crack of the stopped ball demands an urgent solution so as not to complicate the achievement of the objectives in or what remains of course The defense of the stopped ball is giving Lopetegui more headaches of the account in recent games. The air power of the Sevilla defender has been questioned after the goal in strategy play of the Alaves last Sunday, in which several players were signaled and that led the Vitorians to leave with a point of Nervion.last_img read more

Iraola: “It is important to score out, but there must be balance”

first_imgThe Mirandés squad finalizes the preparation of the first leg semifinals clash of the Cup that will face the Real Sociedad tomorrow at the Reale Arena. The reds will travel without complexes, although they are aware of the difficulty of dealing with the potential that the blue and white squad holds. “Many times you don’t play what you want. We will be forced to play what Real wants to play in some phases of the game. Removing Barça and Madrid is the team that has more possession of the League. We will have to play time without the ball, being close to our goal and defend a lot of lateral center and standing ball. There we should be fine, ”says coach Andoni Iraola. That the tie arrives alive in Anduva is the main objective of the rojillos, who will also try to harm the San Sebastian defense with their weapons: “Of course it is important to mark out. Everything has a balance. If they make you a lot of goals, scoring one will not help you much. La Real has offensively many alternatives. Play well in transitions and people who play space. It’s hard to cover everything you have and it won’t be easy, but we already knew that. ”The team will not be alone. More than a thousand fans will travel to San Sebastian in 18 buses and private cars. “It’s gasoline for us. All the people in line and that there are about a thousand people who support us every meter we scratch for the players will be gasoline. We appreciate it. Having a red corner in the field will give us energy, ”he admits.last_img read more

Monfils defends the title and chains two in eight days

first_imgFrenchman Gael Monfils turned the first participant to win the Rotterdam match for two consecutive years since Sweden’s Robin Soderling in 2011, defeating Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime this Sunday in the last, 6-2 and 6-4 in time and a half. In type, after successful final week for the third time in Montpellier, Monfils lifted the tenth ATP title of his profession by defeating the Canadian in the first match between the two. A consummate Rotterdam specialist the place he has already gained 21 wins and solely seven defeats, Monfils confirmed his skill to win a coated monitor match once more. The Frenchman has gained seven of his ten titles underneath cowl.Auger-Aliassime, executioner in Spanish semifinals Pablo Carreño, reached the last coated in his nice service with which he had achieved 46 ‘aces’ this week, in search of his first ATP title after dropping the three finals he performed in 2019 (Stuttgart, Lyon and Rio de Janeiro), however his serve, with a single dwell, left him in proof this afternoon, committing 5 double faults and giving it up in 4 events.Nevertheless, the Canadian defended himself in the finish. He was 5-1 down in the second set, and broke 4 sport factors with a Monfils serve (5-3) to method 5-4, however the French didn’t forgive the fifth time.last_img read more

Melbourne, Kingston in key clash

first_imgOut-of-favour West Indies spinner Nikita Miller believes second-place Melbourne have what it takes to overcome the challenge of leaders Kingston in their top-of-the-table Jamaica Cricket Association 50-Overs Championship clash at Melbourne Oval today.The Zone D fixture, one of 11 final preliminary round matches on, weather permitting, will see Melbourne looking to win and stave off the challenges of St Thomas CA and Kensington CC, who are both looking to cop the second spot.The unbeaten Kingston, captained by Brandon King, have an unassailable 24 points after four matches, while Melbourne have 18.St Thomas and Kensington, who will meet at Goodyear Oval, have 12 points each.”It’s a crucial game, and when there is a crucial game like this, you have to go hard,” said Miller, captain of Melbourne.Out-of-contention Boys Town and Lucas will meet in the zone’s other encounter at Collie Smith Drive.In other matches, leaders St Elizabeth face eliminated Westmoreland, and second-position St James will host third-place Hanover in Zone A.Early qualifiers St Catherine CA will host Kingston and St Andrew CA, second-place St Catherine CC play eliminated Manchester, and third-place Clarendon welcome GC Foster College in Zone B.Meanwhile, in Zone C, University of the West Indies will travel to second-place St Ann, third-place Jamaica Defence Force play Portland at Folly Oval, while St Mary entertain Police at Three Hills Oval.last_img read more

NU dethrones Ateneo for UAAP season 81 juniors crown

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carl Tamayo put up a 13-point, 10-rebound double-double for the Bullpups while Cyril Gonzales added his own line of 10 points and 10 boards.Fortea paced NU’s offense with 15 points.Season MVP Kai Sotto led Ateneo with 26 points and 25 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIEScenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Durant, Curry shine as Warriors hold off Kings 125-123 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MANILA, Philippines—Nazareth School of National University is back on the throne after its sweep of Ateneo, culminating in a 64-53 Game 2 win in the UAAP Season 81 juniors’ basketball finals Friday at FilOil Flying V Center. ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Bullpups vacated the throne room for three years after winning the title back in 2016 with Justine Baltazar and John Lloyd Clemente spearheading the team. It was still a tight contest midway through the fourth with NU holding on to a slim 50-49 lead with 6:41 to play. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSlowly but surely, the Bullpups built a lead and Terrence Fortea’s three made it an eight-point game, 59-51, with 2:31 left in the game. Things got bad to worse for former champion Ateneo when Forthsky Padrigao went down with a knee injury at the same time as Fortea made his gutsy triple. last_img read more

AG admits “SOCU is a mess”

first_imgGuyana’s Attorney General Basil Williams has admitted that the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), under his watch, has been a mess, from failing to carry out successful investigations to failed prosecutions.Attorney General Basil WilliamsHe also expressed disappointment in the Unit’s ineffectiveness since it was established.He made these comments at a Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (ML&TF) National Risk Assessment Seminar on Thursday at the Pegasus Hotel, Kingston Georgetown.“One of the things we have to deal with is the question of investigations, prosecutions and convictions for money laundering offences, which I believe from 2015 to now, we haven’t had any, not one…we’ve seen the evaluation of all [of] the countries and they[‘ve] all fail[ed]. Some of them have hundreds and they still are not effective depending on the nature of economies but we haven’t had any; it’s remarkable and we have to look at that because that’s a gaping wound in the AML/CFT side… you’ve mentioned that you’ve increased some employment in SOCU. SOCU is a mess, so we have to reorganise SOCU and we have to make it effective,” the Attorney General stated.SOCU has been under fire for some time now with several allegations of corruption and mismanagement being made against it by persons it would have investigated and had business dealings with.SOCU headquartersEarlier this year, a forensic audit into SOCU’s operations was launched by the Guyana Police Force (GPF). The audit found cases of falsified invoices bearing forged signatures.Other irregularities that were unearthed include falsified records as well as missing documents. There were also reports of listed expenditure being concocted and receipts being backdated.Recently, a Police investigation was launched against Assistant Police Commissioner Sydney James, the former Head of SOCU, following recommendations from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Chambers.James was eventually sent on leave by the Government to facilitate investigations and acting Head of SOCU, Althea Padmore, was appointed. Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has said publicly that with all that has happened, James will not be returning.However, besides the fraud allegations, SOCU has failed to secure convictions in the cases it brought to court. It was only in March of this year that contempt of court charges brought by SOCU against eight top executives of GBTI were thrown out by the Magistrates Court. The charges brought by SOCU against Guyana Rice Development Board officials were also thrown out.SOCU was established in 2014 on the recommendation of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) and was intended to be a Police unit operating under the authority of the Police Commissioner but with a close relationship to the FIU.A few years ago, Jagdeo stated that SOCU was created with the sole purpose of investigating money laundering and the financing of terrorism under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing for Terrorism (AMLCFT) Act, but is now the operational arm that is being used to target Opposition members.“This concern of the parliamentary opposition is further bolstered by recent public statements by Cabinet Ministers which are particularly ominous,” Jagdeo had stated.He further reminded that during the 2016 Budget Debates, in February, the Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, promised to make the protocols that guide SOCU’s operations public in a matter of weeks, a promise he is still to fulfil.It was SOCU which led a botched high-speed chase on the car transporting the wife of PPP/C Parliamentarian Charles Ramson Jr, resulting in three persons being killed and the subsequent declaration by the Government that there will be no investigation into the incident, while no agency or person has so far accepted responsibility.Jagdeo said that the fact that $40 million has been allocated in the 2016 Budget of the Ministry of the Presidency for a “top-up” of the SOCU staff is highly suspect and facilitates an environment for overt political interference.As such, Jagdeo had alerted the Guyanese public, civil society bodies, the diplomatic, and donor communities of what he terms “worrying developments which are an indicator of creeping authoritarianism undermining democracy, human rights and the rule of law.In 2017, former Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Roger Luncheon; former Chairman of the Private Sector Commission, Ramesh Dookhoo; daughter of former President Donald Ramotar and General Manager of Guyana Gold Board, Lisaveta Ramotar; son of former Labour Minister Nanda Gopaul, Dr Gansham Singh; former Deputy Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Marcia Nadir-Sharma and former Minister of Natural Resources Robert Persaud were arrested by SOCU for “conspiracy to defraud the State of revenue”.last_img read more


first_imgAN anti-racism camp held in Co Donegal last year has been nominated for a top European prize.‘Show Racism the Red Card’, an intercultural camp for 11-16 year old boys and girls, has been chosen as the Irish entry for this year’s Charlemagne European Youth Prize, which will be awarded in Aachen, Germany on May 31.Isajeva Darja, a young Latvian organiser living in Ireland, submitted the project as an example of a project which brought together young people from a number of different countries, promoting an understanding among them of the values of integration and cultural diversity. The camp took place in Glencolmcille in July of last year and was attended by young people from Ireland, Poland, Slovenia, England, the Congo, India, Iran, Japan, Kurdistan, South Africa and the Ukraine.The volunteers who ran the camp also came from a range of different European countries.The participants were introduced to new languages, games and competitions.The Charlemagne European Youth Prize, organised on an annual basis by the European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize based in Aachen, Germany, provides recognition for cross-cultural projects which foster a sense of a European and international integration and understanding. GLENCOLMCILLE CAMP NOMINATED FOR TOP EUROPEAN PRIZE was last modified: April 5th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgTHESE were the “disgraceful” scenes left behind on one of County Donegal’s best known beaches after a day of warm weather.Donegal Daily reader Gemma McCausland said she didn’t want to go on “an anti-teenager rant” but felt the behaviour of those responsible for the mess shamed Donegal.“As the weather has been fabulous, my friend and myself went for a walk on Rathmullan beach, a typically busy and family orientated beach area,” she said. “As we were walking we noticed a group of teens, around 15 of them, in a group chilling out and relaxing on the beach.“We continued walking along the coast and on our way back we noticed the area where the teens had been…….as you see from the photos the mess left was nothing short of disgraceful.“There were plastic bottles, chip shop cartons and wrappers and glass alcohol bottles thrown randomly across the sand. Now this isn’t a rant about disrespectful teens-its a rant about being basically disrespectful to own coast and to the people we share them with.“Having lived down the country for a number of years, I’m so proud when people comment about how they think Donegal is such a beautiful county,and since I often feel we’re the forgotten county to Dublin when it comes to resources (train services, road upkeep, etc). “I would hate to see us lose our tourism due to laziness and disrespect,” she added. OUTRAGE AS THUGS TRASH DONEGAL BEACH was last modified: July 11th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:OUTRAGE AS THUGS TRASH DONEGAL BEACHRathmullanlast_img read more

South African matriculants positive about final exams

first_img20 October 2015They were optimistic about their final exams, which started on Monday in South Africa, several grade 12 pupils said on Saturday, 17 October.Those studying the subject computer applications technology were be the first to sit a final, yesterday morning. Information Technology practical exams is to take place on today. The majority of the matriculants will start writing next week, on 26 October. English is the first main exam to be written.On Saturday, the minister in the Presidency for planning, monitoring and evaluation, Minister Jeff Radebe, spoke to matriculants at the Ivory Park community hall in Tembisa, in Gauteng. The event was aimed at encouraging pupils to prioritise education, motivate them to be self-disciplined and inspire them to stay focused on their dreams.Positive about examsMatome Masingi of Allanridge Secondary School said he was ready for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams. He had attended a camp for matriculants where learners had the opportunity to prepare for the exams using last year’s grade 12 papers. “I am feeling positive that I will pass,” he said.The event, which was aimed at motivating pupils to study, reminded him of the importance of education. The 18-year-old student said he was inspired to not give up in life regardless of the challenges that he may face.Another learner, Koketso Nkomo, who wants to read law at Wits University, said she was happy about the minister’s visit and felt motivated to work hard as she prepared for her exams.The government investing in educationRadebe told the learners that the government was behind them. He encouraged them to take advantage of opportunities that were available so they could develop themselves to be better citizens. “These opportunities require of you to take that plunge. the future is in your hands.”He explained that the government had removed many barriers to education by introducing no fee schools, and offering bursaries and study loans to students who wanted to study at institutions of higher learning.“In the past years we have also created a supporting environment in the post school arena. These opportunities include the expansion of the opportunities for training in technical vocational and training colleges as well at universities,” he said.Radebe said the government’s budget also showed its commitment to increasing access to post-school education.Increasing the budget“In the budget for 2015, which will be used for the next three years. we are projecting the increases at an annual average of 5.9%… Last year in 2014/2015 financial year, we spent about R39-billon and this amount will increase in 2017/2018 to R46.3-billion,” Radebe said.“The other amount in this current budget 2015/2016 will increase by 7.3% from R41.8-billion to about R60-billion, indicating the focus that the government has in order to give you the opportunities to study.”He encouraged pupils to take advantage of opportunities that were available so they could develop themselves to be better citizens.They were also encouraged to train to be artisans as such skills were needed in the country. “The need for skills in South Africa is very big, make sure that you train in areas where there is demand you will be employed for sure,” he said.In conclusion, he wished the pupils well for their exams. “It is important to know that your government is behind you and wishes you all the success,” he said.Well wishes“We would like to wish all candidates the best of luck with the upcoming National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations,” said Nomalungelo Gina, the chairperson of the portfolio committee on basic education. “We encourage them to work hard and not to lose focus as the goal posts are in sight for them now.”A total of 801 688 pupils have been registered for the NSC examination, which includes full-time and part-time candidates. The NSC results will be announced on 5 January 2016 by the minister of basic education and results will be released to candidates by schools on 6 January 2016.The committee urged parents, family members and caregivers to support candidates in every possible way and to ensure that they had enough study time and a conducive environment to successfully prepare for the examinations. It wished teachers and invigilators luck. “We want everyone to be at their best to ensure clean and credible NSC examinations for 2015.”Even people on Twitter wished the matriculants of 2015 well:Wishing all matrics a stress-free and successful #Matric2015 exam period. #NSC2015— Fourways Review (@Fourways_Review) October 19, 2015I wish ALL #Matric2015 best of luck!— Mutshidzi Ligege (@LigegeSpeaks) October 19, 2015Dear #MatricStudents I wish you all the best for your exams. Without a foundation of eduction,there will be no solid leadership. #Matric2015— Nkhensani (@CanSeeM) October 19, 2015Good luck matrics. You’ve done the work, now go and ace those exams! #MatricExams #Matric2015— Western Cape Gov (@WesternCapeGov) October 19, 2015Source: and reporterlast_img read more