Wenger still on a learning curve

first_img “You learn from every game,” Wenger said on Arsenal Player. “You learn more from the lost games than the games won. Certainly because you go into deeper analysis, you question yourself more, you question the players more and you learn basically the most from the higher the level goes up, the more you see the limitations of your team and your players. “You learn the most in the biggest games when the pressure is there, when the talent is against you and when the pace of the game is at the top, top level. This is where you learn.” There is genuine belief 2014 could finally be the year Arsenal are able to end their trophy drought, which is now fast approaching a decade, with an FA Cup semi-final against Wigan next month. Wenger, though, does not intend to allow himself much time for nostalgia, with a special presentation understood to be planned for training on Friday as he aims to keep Arsenal in the title hunt. “It makes you feel ‘where did the time go?’. It looks to me like I started yesterday, I can’t believe it is such a long time,” the Gunners boss said. “Why? Because you’re always focused on looking forward to the next game and when you look back you think ‘I made quite a distance there’. “Despite that, your only interest is the next game, our drug is the next game, the hope for the next game, the desire to win the next one. You go step by step and finally when you look back it’s a long time. Arsene Wenger insists there is always reason to question himself and look for improvement, even though he stands on the verge of completing 1,000 games in charge of Arsenal. Press Association The 64-year-old Frenchman, appointed in late September 1996, will reach the personal landmark at Chelsea on Saturday lunchtime, when the Gunners will be out to close up to within a point of the Barclays Premier League leaders. Wenger has seen and done it all since arriving at Highbury as a relative unknown coach some 17 seasons ago, but the Frenchman insists the desire to better himself burns as fierce as ever. “I would just like to say for me it’s an honour to manage a club of this dimension for such a long time, and I would like to thank everybody who is involved in the club for giving me such a confidence for such a long time.” Former France international Robert Pires was part of Wenger’s all-conquering ‘Invincibles’ team which won the 2003/04 league title undefeated. The 40-year-old, who is training at Arsenal’s Hertfordshire base to maintain fitness levels, would view the opportunity to work alongside Wenger once again as “a dream”. Speaking to IBTimes UK, Pires said: “I have not spoken to him about that because he has recently appointed another former Arsenal player Steve Bould to assist him, but for me it would be great. “Coaching with Wenger is a good opportunity to learn. In the future you never know.” Wenger’s contract is set to expire in the summer, and although the Arsenal board are understood to remain relaxed about the situation, there has as yet been no confirmation either way of the manager’s intentions. Nevertheless, Arsenal have continued to sign up key men on new deals, with midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla the latest to put pen to paper and g oalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny recently agreed a new long-term contract at Arsenal. The 23-year-old, who came up through the club’s youth ranks, cannot ever see himself leaving – and would fight for the gloves ahead of any reported summer interest in Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas. Szczesny said to Polish newspaper Przeglad Sportowy: “If they give me a contract to the end of my career, I would sign it without any hesitation. “I feel attached to the club and the coach who has given me a chance. “I will play at Arsenal as long as am wanted here. I am not afraid to fight for number one with anyone: (Arsenal number two) (Lukasz) Fabianski or Casillas. “I hope I won’t make the boss think, ‘Wojciech’s not number one’. “It is all in my hands. I am in the best form of my life.” last_img read more

Southern Miss looks to sweep Rice

first_img___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com March 3, 2020 Southern Miss looks to sweep Rice Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditRice (14-15, 6-10) vs. Southern Miss (9-20, 5-11)Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Wednesday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Rice seeks revenge on Southern Miss after dropping the first matchup in Hattiesburg. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 18, when the Golden Eagles shot 50 percent from the field while limiting Rice to just 36.7 percent en route to a 13-point victory. SENIOR STUDS: Rice’s Robert Martin, Ako Adams and Josh Parrish have combined to score 38 percent of the team’s points this season and have accounted for 43 percent of all Owls scoring over the last five games.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Drew Peterson has had his hand in 47 percent of all Rice field goals over the last three games. The sophomore forward has 18 field goals and 17 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: The Owls are 0-9 when they score 64 points or fewer and 14-6 when they exceed 64 points. The Golden Eagles are 0-14 when they fail to score more than 65 points and 9-6 on the season, otherwise.PERFECT WHEN: Southern Miss is a perfect 7-0 when it scores at least 74 points. The Golden Eagles are 2-20 when scoring any fewer than that.DID YOU KNOW: Rice as a team has made 9.8 3-pointers per game this season, which is tops among CUSA teams.last_img read more

Appiah names 24-man squad for Nations Cup qualifiers

first_imgGhana coach Kwesi Appiah has named his squad for next month’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Uganda and Togo. The Black Stars coach has selected 24 players for the two Group E matches in the qualifying campaign. Jeffery Schlupp and David Accam, who both missed out of the 2014 World Cup have made Appiah’s squad. Ghana will play Uganda on September 5 in Kumasi and take on the Hawks the following weekend in Lome. The 30th edition of AFCON will be played from 17 January through to 8 February 2015 in Morocco. Winners and runner-up of each group plus the third-best team will join hosts Morocco for the final tournament. Ghana squad: Goalkeepers: Fatau Dauda (Chippa United, South Africa), Adams Stephen (Aduana Stars) and Razak Braimah (Mirandes FC, Spain) Defenders: Daniel Opare (FC Porto, Portugal), Harrison Afful (Esperance FC, Tunisia), Awal Mohammed (Maritzburg, South Africa), Baba Rahman (FC Augsburg, Germany), Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester City, England), John Boye (Erciyesspor FC, Turkey) and Jonathan Mensah (Evian FC, France) Midfielders: Emmanuel Agyeman Badu (Udinese, Italy), Rabiu Mohammed (Krasnodar, Russia), Yusif Chibsah (Sassuolo, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Mubarak Wakaso (Rubin Karzan, Russia), Atsu Christian (Everton, England), Asante Solomon (T.P. Mazembe FC, Congo DR.), Gyimah Edwin (Black Aces, South Africa), Afriyie Acquah (Parma FC, Italy) and Andre Ayew (Olympique Marseille, France) Strikers: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Jordan Ayew (Lorient, France), Abdul Majeed Waris (Spartak Moscow, Russia), David Accam (Helsenborg, Sweden),last_img read more

#DhoniRetires trends on Twitter but no announcement forthcoming from player

first_imgAdvertisement 1u2zNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs81ucWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebwero8q( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) c31vWould you ever consider trying this?😱bw21zCan your students do this? 🌚tt6oRoller skating! Powered by Firework Fans were left fuming after a hashtag #DhoniRetires got trending on Twitter earlier today. There has been much speculation about the veteran keeper’s retirement, since his last game in June and clearly his ardent fans weren’t too pleased to see the social media trend on Tuesday morning. However, the die-hard fans countered and came up with one saying #NeverRetireDhoni.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ESPNcricinfoAdvertisement Stop trending #DhoniRetires you idiots. He will announce it in his time and we don’t want him to retire right now 😡 pic.twitter.com/pjRfgChrzL— Freakazoid_Monster (@FreakazoidMons1) October 29, 2019India’s world cup winning captain hasn’t played for his country following the loss against New Zealand in the semi-final in June and is on a sabbatical since.MSK Prasad, the Indian chief selector, last week stated that the Men in Blues are moving on and will back the youngsters in his place.“We are moving on; we are very clear. Post World Cup we have been clear. We started backing (Rishabh) Pant and wanted to see him do well. He may not have had the best of matches but we are clear we are focusing on him only,” he said after announcing the squads for the Bangladesh series.”“We’re looking at younger options after the World Cup, so you can understand our thought process. We definitely had a chat with Dhoni and he also endorses our view of backing youngsters” he added.Meanwhile, BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly claimed that, whatever decision Dhoni takes, it will be respected by the board.“I don’t know what’s in his mind. India is very proud to have M.S. Dhoni. Till I am around everybody will be respected. Dhoni’s achievements make India proud.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Peewee Leafs host tourney

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe Nelson Leafs roll out the red carpet on the annual Nelson Minor Hockey Peewee Rep Tournament beginning Friday at the Nelson and District Community Complex and Civic Centre Arenas.Six teams from Castlegar, Cranbrook, Creston, Elk Valley, Spokane and Trail join the Leafs in the weekend tournament.Nelson opens play Friday at 1:15 p.m. against Elk Valley in the Civic Centre Arena. The Leafs then meet Cranbrook later in the day at the NDCC Arena.Nelson plays Trail (9:30 a.m.) and Creston (4 p.m.) to conclude the round robin draw. The top four teams in each division advances to the semi final round.The final is set for 1 p.m. at the NDCC Arena.Nelson tuned up for the tournament by finishing the Osoyoos event with a 1-2-1 record.The Leafs opened with a 7-2 loss to Coquitlam. Logan Mengler and Everett Hicks scored for Nelson. The Leafs then played to a 3-3 tie against Victoria before being bombed 10-2 by Kelowna.Hicks, with a pair, scored for Nelson against Victoria. Ben Woodward added a single.Against Kelowna, Hicks scored his fourth and fifth goals of the tournament.In the final game of the weekend Nelson blasted South Okanagan 7-2.Taylor Cooper and Woodward each scored twice to lead Nelson. Hicks, with his sixth of the weekend, Matthew Brind’Amour, Jacob Shukin and Mengler, also scored.Curt Doyle and Joey Timmermans shared the netminding duties for [email protected]last_img read more

Calls for further sewerage schemes in west Donegal as work commences in Gweedore

first_imgIrish Water is set to commence work as part of the new sewerage scheme in parts of Gweedore in the coming weeks, it has been revealed. The new sewerage scheme will improve the water quality in Gweedore Bay and local rivers and streams, provide better treatment of wastewater to protect the environment and ensure Gweedore is in compliance with Irish and European regulations.As part of the initial phase of the project, it will be necessary to install approximately 2.5km of new wastewater network along Factory Road, the Lower Road to the wastewater treatment plant and the link road connecting both. Speaking to Donegal Daily following the news, Cllr Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig said: “I would like to congratulate all of those that have been involved for bringing the project to where it is at the moment.“It shows you what you can be achieved when the community comes together and I am not pretending that I was apart of that but as a local councillor I would say that it is very encouraging.“However, it is disappointing in some sense it is not the scheme that was not originally promised back many years ago.“It is a step forward and will be of benefit for the Gweedore community but, overall the response from state to provide the people of west Donegal with a proper sewerage scheme has been nothing short of a disgrace. “Previous governments also had the opportunity to put proper measures in place, when the government was led by Fianna Fáil, and they chose not too.“And it is also the correct time to start talking about further afield in west Donegal, especially the parish of Anagaire.“I have been with having talks with Irish Water with the need for a sewerage system in Anagaire, the entire parish, instead of waste being put out to the tide.”The works will take approximately three months to complete and will be largely confined to public and private roads.While every effort has been taken to minimise disruption to local residents, it has been announced that there will be traffic management measures and stop-go systems in place while works are being carried out. A road closure will also be required to facilitate a particular section of the installation works.This road closure will take place along the Lower Ardnagappary Road for a period of up to four weeks.Temporary diversions will be in place during this period with the diversion route being communicated to affected residents in advance.Calls for further sewerage schemes in west Donegal as work commences in Gweedore was last modified: August 2nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

PH cyclists Aquino, Salamat fall short

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Mangrobang can finally get good night’s sleep after gold medal win Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gamescenter_img Aquino fell short to finish fourth in the men’s side, behind Mohd Harrif Saleh of Malaysia (59:34.77), Tanawut Sanikwhati of Thailand (59:34.79) and Mohd Zamri Saleh of Malaysia (59:34.88). SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses FILE PHOTO – Cyclist Marella Vania Salamat holds up the flag after winning a gold medal. RAFFY LERMAKUALA LUMPUR — Marella Vania Salamat tried to close in with tough, European-trained Thai rider but it backfired badly as she got pinned down in the mad dash to the finish out of the podium Monday in cycling criterium race.The last Southeast Asian Games champion in individual time trial was part of the 11-woman lead pack that charged to the finishing at Dataran Putrajaya all at the same time, one hour, two minutes and nine seconds.ADVERTISEMENT LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games But it was Vietnam’s Thi Tat Nguyen, who took the gold, Ju Pha Som of Malaysia silver and Julatip Maneephan — the rider on Salamat’s crosshairs — bronze. Salamat was fourth.“The Thai rider is a very good sprinter,” Salamat said. “Unfortunately, my tactic of closely guarding her didn’t work as other riders saw it as an opportunity to attack.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutShe will still see action in the individual mass start on Wednesday. There is no ITT this SEA Games.Filipino rider Jerry Aquino also bombed out in the men’s action. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

TOUCH SA STAFF & BRANCH PART OF UNITARY MODEL

first_imgTOUCH SA STAFF AND BRANCH PART OF UNITARY MODEL In another step in the implementation of the unitary model of managment, staff in the South Australian Touch office are now part of the national structure. Under the new structure, SA Branch Manager Gavin MacDonald will report through to the Touch Football Australia (TFA) National Game Development Manager Colm McGuire, with guidance and assistance from the SA Board of Directors. This is a situation not unfamiliar to both Gavin and Colm. Until recently, Colm was the Executive Officer of SA Touch, with Gavin at the helm of the biggest affiliate in SA, City Touch. Colm has since taken on the national role, providing the opportunity for Gavin to further his career as SA Manager. Already, finances for SA Touch are run directly through the national office in a dedicated section of the national accounts. In essence, this is a model for the way that the unitary model will work throughout the country. SA has been the testing ground for many of the processes that will put in place for the other states as they progressively come on board. President of the SA Board Darren Ball believes that this is an exciting phase of the sport’s development, both nationally and in South Australia. “This has been a natural progression from the processes we have been developing over the last few years. We are also proud that Colm has been selected to undertake one of the key roles within the TFA and to have someone with extensive knowledge of both the people and the issues the sport faces in this state will ensure that the service our affiliates receive will only be stronger under the unitary model,” said Ball. OTHER UNITARY NEWS: In other TFA unitary news, Royal Park Touch from Victoria have become the first affiliate from outside of Queensland to officially join up with Touch Football Australia. After affiliate information packs were sent out to each affiliate Australia-wide last week, Royal Park Touch have moved quickly to ensure they are signed on and will receive the benefits of being a member of Touch Football Australia. FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you would like to know more about the management restructure, the benefits for your affiliate or how to join, simply click here: INFORMATION ON AFFILIATION Or contact: Kevin Thompson Australian Touch Association Chief Executive Officer Ph: (02) 6285 2703last_img read more

Cameco says Canada Revenue Agency appealing Tax Court ruling in companys favour

first_imgSASKATOON – Cameco Corp. says the Canada Revenue Agency is appealing a Tax Court decision that was in the company’s favour.The Saskatoon-based uranium miner estimates it will take about two years for the Federal Court of Appeal to hear and decide the case.Last month, Cameco says the Tax Court ruled its favour in the case which centred around its use of a subsidiary in Switzerland to sell and trade its uranium.The CRA contended it was a sham established to avoid Canadian taxes, while Cameco maintained it was for legal and sound business practices.Despite the CRA appeal, Cameco says it will be making an application to the court to recover costs incurred over the course of this case.Cameco noted that decisions of the Federal Court of Appeal may be appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada, if the top court agrees to hear the appeal.Companies in this story: (TSX:CCO)last_img read more

UNBC President hoping to see nursing school in Fort St John in

first_imgTalks on setting up the nursing school began back in February, just weeks before Auditor General Carol Bellringer released a report which said that Northern Health was not doing enough to recruit and retain registered nurses in the northeast part of the province. As part of her recommendations, Bellringer said that establishing a nursing school in Northeast B.C. would help to better recruit and retain nurses in this part of the province.In July, Peace River Regional District Chair Brad Sperling said that the PRRD was waiting to hear back from the Ministry of Advanced Education about the proposal.Dr. Weeks said that the Ministry has reviewed the nursing school proposal over the summer, sending it back to get some questions and clarifications about the pathway’s students would take through the program, as well as assurances about UNBC’s partnership with NLC.“We’ve done all that, it’s in front of them right now and we’re, like everyone else, just waiting to hear. But we’re cautiously optimistic and pretty encouraged about it. I have several meetings with the Ministry this fall, and we anticipate that we’ll make some progress on that.”Dr. Weeks explained that 50 percent of the program’s spaces will be set aside for NLC students, which he says will enable the programs already in place to increase the pathways that students in Northeast B.C. have.He said that if everything goes according to plan, the nursing school would, at the earliest, begin admitting its first students 18 months from now. When asked about further expanding UNBC’s medical school into Northeast B.C. after the nursing school is established, Dr. Weeks said that while those talks had not yet happened the medical program at the Prince George campus is looking at ways to be better connected with communities in Northern B.C.He added that in the meantime, UNBC has also begun expanding physiotherapy programs in Northern B.C. due to the current shortage of physiotherapists in this half of the province. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – UNBC President Dr. Daniel Weeks, who was in Fort St. John yesterday to meet with some of the university’s alumni and attend a board meeting, says that he’s optimistic about the provincial government approving the university’s proposal to start a nursing school in Fort St. John.Dr. Weeks, who is beginning his second as the university’s president, said that UNBC’s Nursing Program currently offers courses at its main campus in Prince George, as well as online, and at satellite campuses in Quesnel and Terrace.He said that the university has partnered with Northern Lights College and local governments in Northeast B.C. on a proposal to offer Nursing Program courses at its Fort St. John campus, which is located at the college.last_img read more