Ken condemns historic views

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Rio Ferdinand slams Unai Emery for letting Arsenal players appoint Granit Xhaka as captain

first_imgXhaka reacted furiously to being booed by Arsenal fans against Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)The appointment of Xhaka in September was questioned at the time and has come under further scrutiny following his outburst against Crystal Palace last weekend after supporters booed him off the pitch.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTEmery revealed in his press conference before Arsenal’s game against Wolves that Xhaka would not be involved this weekend and Ferdinand suggested that there is a general lack of leadership at the club.‘The situation with the captaincy was something that I thought was very strange at the time it happened and the way its panned out has confirmed my queries,’ he told BT Sport.‘Allowing the players to choose the captain… you’re the manager, you go in there and say ‘this is who I want as my captain he [Xhaka] is someone that actually is going to be a little bit of the mirror image of me [Emery] out on the pitch’.‘Either as a character or the way he speaks and conducts himself etcetera but he’s allowing the players to choose the captain.‘For far too long at this club there has been a lack of leadership on the pitch. There’s been a lack of characters.’Although Xhaka was widely condemned for telling Arsenal fans to ‘f*** off’ as he made his way off the pitch, he has since received support after explaining the reasons behind his angry reaction.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 CityIn a statement on Thursday, Xhaka said: ‘People have said things like “We will break your legs”, “Kill your wife” and “Wish that your daughter gets cancer”.‘That has stirred me up and I reached boiling point when I felt the rejection in the stadium on Sunday.’Ferdinand admitted that he had sympathy for Xhaka given the circumstances but felt he reacted badly to the situation.‘People say ridiculous things to you as a kid growing up so when it happens to you in the stadium it’s not the first time,’ Ferdinand said.‘Listen, I sympathise with him that these things have been said but you have to conduct yourself in the right way.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Rio Ferdinand slams Unai Emery for letting Arsenal players appoint Granit Xhaka as captain Advertisement Granit Xhaka was appointed Arsenal’s captain in September (Picture: Getty)Rio Ferdinand has criticised Unai Emery for delegating the decision to appoint a club captain this season to the Arsenal squad.After Laurent Koscielny left to join Bordeaux, Emery had to appoint a new club captain for the upcoming season but he allowed Arsenal’s players to vote for a five-strong captaincy group.Granit Xhaka was appointed to the role by his teammates with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang named as vice-captain and Alexandre Lacazette, Hector Bellerin and Mesut Ozil also elected to the group. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 2 Nov 2019 11:52 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link173Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

95 Brisbane properties set for auction this weekend

first_imgThis dual living home at 35 Kathleen Street, Corinda, is under contract. This boarding house at 225 Vulture Street, South Brisbane, will be auctioned off at noon.The blocks of land that go under the hammer tomorrow were located at 423 Gregory Tce, Spring Hill at 10am and 75 Gladstone Road, Highgate Hill at 11am – both of which will hold strong allure for investors as well. The Highgate Hill 607sq m block is in the catchment of Queensland’s most in demand state school Brisbane State High, while the Spring Hill block is on the same street at the prestigious Brisbane Grammar and St Joseph’s Gregory Terrace. BRISBANE’S AUCTION SCHEDULE: *SATURDAY* 9:00AM 29 Hornby Street, Everton Park 17 Paris Avenue, Morningside, Qld 4170 5 Davies Road, Ashgrove, Qld 4060 ** 83 Park Avenue, Clayfield, Qld 4011 9:30AM 41 Whytecliffe Street, Albion, Qld 4010 23 Albert Place, Parkinson, Qld 4115 10:00AM 7/2 Goodwin Street, Kangaroo Point, Qld 4169 78 Nelson Parade, Manly, Qld 4179 42 Camp Street, Toowong, Qld 4066 28 Banool Street, Ashgrove, Qld 4060 50 Groom Street, Gordon Park, Qld 4031 106 Rockbourne Terrace, Paddington, Qld 4064 3 Beulah Street, Moorooka, Qld 4105 15 Kingwell Street, Moorooka, Qld 4105 16 Camboor Street, Camp Hill, Qld 4152 423 Gregory Tce, Spring Hill, Qld 4000 48 Sydney Avenue, Camp Hill, Qld 4152 5 Farnham Street, Fig Tree Pocket, Qld 4069 9 Kiandra Street, Chapel Hill, Qld 4069 10:30AM 22 Glenquarie Place, Ashgrove, Qld 4060 23 Denton Street, Wishart, Qld 4122 11:00AM 53A Baynes Street, Highgate Hill, Qld 4101 19 Confederate Street, Red Hill, Qld 4059 50 Pringle St, Ascot, Qld 4007 ** school 75 Gladstone Road, Highgate Hill, Qld 4101 43 Tandoor Street, Morningside, Qld 4170 38 Meridian Street, Coorparoo, Qld 4151 9 Orange Street, Runcorn, Qld 4113 118 Childers Street, Wavell Heights, Qld 4012 79 Carinya Street, Indooroopilly, Qld 4068 24 Lavinia Street, Sunnybank, Qld 4109 44 Gaynor Road, Banyo, Qld 4014 25 Mako Street, Runcorn, Qld 4113 59 Outlook Terrace, Ferny Grove, Qld 4055 331 Oxley Road, Sherwood, Qld 4075 11:30AM 22/38 Baronsfield Street, Graceville, Qld 4075 65 Morehead Ave, Norman Park, Qld 4170 7 Tynon Close, Parkinson, Qld 4115 19 Langford Street, Eight Mile Plains, Qld 4113 12:00PM 66 Abuklea St, Wilston, Qld 4051 95 Lutzow Street, Tarragindi, Qld 4121 18 Bunratty Street, The Gap, Qld 4061 10 Connors Street, Graceville, Qld 4075 77 Britannia Avenue, Morningside, Qld 4170 21 Caribbea Street, Kuraby, Qld 4112 225 Vulture Street, South Brisbane, Qld 4101 4 Williams Avenue, Hendra, Qld 4011 29 Montrose Road, Taringa, Qld 4068 21 Poitier Street, McDowall, Qld 4053 12:30PM 107 Terowi Street, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 10 Sunshine Place, Eight Mile Plains, Qld 4113 1:00PM More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours ago 8 Telarah Street, Indooroopilly, Qld 4068 394 Rode Road, Chermside, Qld 4032 64 Ardoyne Road, Corinda, Qld 4075 6 Ashmole Steet, Camp Hill, Qld 4152 89 Raceview Avenue, Hendra, Qld 4011 28 Fagan Road, Herston, Qld 4006 73 Welbeck Street, Alderley, Qld 4051 488 Grassdale Road, Gumdale, Qld 4154 33 Lamont Road, Wilston, Qld 4051 23 Dema Street, Sunnybank, Qld 4109 1:30PM 138 Sirius Street, Coorparoo, Qld 4151 202 Flinders Parade, Sandgate, Qld 4017 32 Blaikie Street, Hendra, Qld 4011 72 Kessels Road, Salisbury, Qld 4107 2:00PM 20 Kenilworth Street, Sherwood, Qld 4075 71 Queenstown Avenue, Boondall, Qld 4034 29 Laidlaw Parade, East Brisbane, Qld 4169 3/133 Dornoch Terrace, Highgate Hill, Qld 4101 15 Natasha Street, Wynnum West, Qld 4178 69 Capella Street, Coorparoo, Qld 4151 8 Barnehurst Street, Tarragindi, Qld 4121 37 Brookfield Road, Kedron, Qld 4031 2:30PM 35 Faringdon Street, Robertson, Qld 4109 3:00PM 4 Reading St, Spring Hill, Qld 4000 7 Oak Street, Hawthorne, Qld 4171 32 Morley Street, Toowong, Qld 4066 125 Annerley Road, Dutton Park, Qld 4102 14 Seng Street, Graceville, Qld 4075 19 Derby Street, Balmoral, Qld 4171 3:30PM 12/742 Sandgate Road, Clayfield, Qld 4011 11 Warner Street, Bulwer, Qld 4025 1/30 Bellevue Pde, Taringa, Qld 4068 24 Feltwell Street, Sunnybank, Qld 4109 4:00PM 66 Hansen Street, Moorooka, Qld 4105 1474 Old Cleveland Road, Belmont, Qld 4153 44 Franquin Crescent, Kuraby, Qld 4112 4:30PM 31 Kitchener Street, Coorparoo, Qld 4151 5:00PM 1/21 Dock St, South Brisbane, Qld 4101 804/9 Christie Street, South Brisbane, Qld 4101 6:00PM 82 Ridgeview Street, Carindale, Qld 4152 *SUNDAY* 10:00AM 6 Alverna Close, Wynnum, Qld 4178 10:30AM 14 Thorrold Street, Wooloowin, Qld 4030 11:00AM 19 Florence Street, Annerley, Qld 4103 12:00PM 10 Kenilworth Street, Sherwood, Qld 4075 (List source: Realestate.com.au) FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOX 101 Bulimba Street, Bulimba, is one of three homes that sold before auction.Two of the three homes that sold beforehand were in riverside suburbs – a lush executive home at 35 Kathleen Street, Corinda and a “renovator’s delight” at 101 Bulimba Street, Bulimba, while the third was at 46 Woodside Street, The Gap. SELLING IN FULL SWING THIS SATURDAY RARE RIVERFRONT RETREAT UP FOR GRABS BUILDER’S DREAM HOME ON SALE LIST The auction for 46 Woodside Street, The Gap, is also cancelled because it has sold.The first auctions kick off at 9am across homes in Everton Park, Morningside, Ashgrove and Clayfield, with the 10am and 11am timeslots seeing the heaviest action during the day and the final auction at 6pm in Carindale.Among the unique properties targeting investor action was a boarding house built in 1910 that has 16 rooms, two bathrooms and a single car space on a 405sq m block. The 225 Vulture Street property in South Brisbane last sold for $1.32m in 2008.center_img Among properties set for a 1pm auction is 394 Rode Road, Chermside. Absolute riverfront stunner 29 Laidlaw Parade in East Brisbane is one of those set for auction.BRISBANE will see 95 auctions go ahead this weekend, after three others had to be cancelled because they went under contract beforehand.Of the list, 91 were scheduled for Saturday and four on Sunday covering a vast array of fixer-uppers, luxury river properties, homes belonging to deceased estates, and fully kitted out family homes. There were even two inner city blocks of land set to go under the hammer this weekend.last_img read more

‘Child abuser’ jailed

first_imgOfficers of the Provincial Mobile ForceCompany and Pontevedra police station served the warrant issued by JudgeCyclamen Fernandez of the Regional Trial Court Branch 63 in La Carlota City,Negros Occidental dated Oct. 9, 2019. No bail bond was recommended for histemporary liberty./PN The 24-year-old resident Rey Jun Argabiowas nabbed on the strength of an arrest warrant around 10:50 a.m. on Nov. 12, apolice report showed. BACOLOD City – Police arrested a manfacing child abuse charges in Barangay Cambarus, Pontevedra, Negros Occidental. Argabio was detained in the lockupfacility of the municipal police station. last_img

Lawrenceburg celebrates the holidays

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — The Over the Moon Vintage Holiday Market will be open Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17 offering a huge assortment of vintage, re-purposed and salvaged goods at the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, while the nearby Lawrenceburg Event Center will host a Holiday Shopping Expo this Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 18.  In addition to a large selection of unique handmade merchandise, home decor, gift cards, stocking stuffers and gift items, the Expo will feature a live reindeer display, wine tasting and live musical entertainment throughout the weekend.  Admission to the Expo is $5 per person for those age 13 and older, and free for ages 12 and under.In downtown Lawrenceburg, the Whiskey City Antique Mall & Boutique has planned a Holiday Open House for this Saturday (November 17) from 11am-8pm.Shoppers can also find handmade gift items and shop the silent auction at the Dearborn Highlands Arts Council’s Arts Alive Art Fair & Gift Bazaar (November 20-December 22 at the Arts Council Gallery, 331 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg), or discover fair trade items at the International Fair Trade Sale (November 29-December 1 at the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds).The communities of Lawrenceburg and Aurora will also be hosting their annual Small Business Saturday events.  Both are planned for Saturday, November 24 and will offer merchant promotions and holiday activities continuing throughout Thanksgiving weekend.last_img read more

Rowley claims CARICOM mulling legal challenge of WICB stewardship

first_imgTRINIDAD and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley claims CARICOM could bring a legal challenge to Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) longstanding stewardship of the game in the Caribbean.The Caribbean leadership bodies have been at sharp odds since the West Indies team controversially pulled out of a 2014 tour of India, causing several regional leaders to question the efficiency and effectiveness of the cricket body. A subsequent independent review panel commissioned by CARICOM recommended the dissolution of the board, calling it “antiquated”, “obsolete” and “anachronistic”. The CWI, however, rejected the proposal after informing CARICOM that they were a private body. Rowley claims members of the body are ready to test the premise.“The CARICOM Secretariat was told by the CARICOM leaders, ‘go and get legal advice on this very fundamental point: where did West Indies Cricket Board or whoever it is get this asset called West Indies Cricket Inc and who really owns West Indies cricket’,” Rowley said.“And until we are prepared to address that issue, what is going on now will continue and get worse and worse until what I predicted (West Indies’ relegation into a Division Two) is likely to happen.” He continued: “We got a legal view.“The Secretariat indicated that one of our Trinidad lawyers gave a legal opinion that there is an arguable case that West Indies Cricket is a public good and therefore there is a role for the region’s leadership to get involved because the game is destroyed and that could be argued in any court of law.” (Sportsmax)last_img read more

Sachia Vickery commits to Guyana for Tokyo Olympics

first_img… climbs to 105 in latest WTA RankingsSACHIA Vickery, fresh of her rise in the latest Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) to 105 in their latest World Rankings, said that she’s open to representing Guyana at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo Japan.Sachia Vickery is seen during a light workout at the GBTI tennis court during her vacation late 2015. (Samuel Maughn photo)This is welcome news for Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) president Juman-Yassin and Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) president Jamal Goodluck.“Of course, I’m open to representing Guyana at the Olympics,” Vickery said, speaking exclusively to Chronicle Sport on Thursday.“It’s my home country and that would be something that’s a dream of mine in the future. Even though I wasn’t born in Guyana, I still consider myself Guyanese. I embrace the whole culture and I always love going back, so I do consider myself Guyanese,” said the 22-year-old who was born to Guyanese parents.Vickery, born to Guyanese parents, former national football player Rawle Vickery from Linden and Paula Liverpool, also from Region 10, is on the verge of breaking the WTA’s Top 100 for the first time after she had the best week of her career in Auckland, New Zealand this past week. She not only reached the first WTA semi-final of her career, but also set a brand new career-high of No. 105 in the world.Before this year, Vickery’s best showings at the WTA level were four quarterfinals, one per year the last four years – Stanford in 2014, Nottingham in 2015, Bogota in 2016 and Quebec City in 2017.But in the very first week of the 2018 season, the 22-year-old Hollywood, Florida native surpassed all of those at the International-level ASB Classic, not dropping a set through three rounds of qualifying and another three rounds in the main draw – including upsets over No. 5 seed Lauren Davis and No. 4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska. She’d fallen to No. 1 seed Caroline Wozniacki in the semi-finals, 6-4, 6-4.Vickery’s win over the No.28-ranked Radwanska was the best victory of her career. Her previous-best win in terms of ranking came against No.30-ranked Zhang Shuai at Stanford back in 2014.The run pushed Vickery from No.122 to No.105 on the new rankings, leapfrogging her previous career-high of No.108 in the world, which she had originally set the week of July 20, 2015.“This is great news,” said Yassin, when contacted by Chronicle Sport, but the GOA boss noted, “We want someone who would commit to not only the Olympics. They should now contact the GLTA so we could get things started. But this is something the GOA is happy about.”Goodluck, the GLTA president, noted, “This is exciting news for us and we would like to welcome Sachia with open arms. Of course, we have to submit our names for the Commonwealth Games, and she will certainly be one of them.”According to Goodluck, Vickery would be one of the country’s most high-profile players, and as such, the GLTA would like to ensure that she imparts her knowledge of the game to the up-and-coming players locally.The defending Olympic champion, Monica Puig, born in Puerto Rico, is no stranger to Vickery, given the fact that they had faced each other three times in her career.Vickery won the last meeting between the two (6-7, 6-2, 6-1), 2014 in the Round-of-16 WTA Stanford. However, at the tournament, Vickery lost to Varvara Lepchenko in the semi-finals. That tournament was won by Serena Williams.Looking ahead, Vickery told Chronicle Sport, “I just want to keep improving my game, improving my strengths on the court and just becoming a better player so I can reach my goal, to be in the top 50. My goals for 2018 are to break into the top 100 and to be the main draw at the grand slams.”Vickery is on the verge of becoming the 15th American woman in the Top 100 – the 14 that are currently in the Elite are led by Top 10 players Venus Williams (ranked No.5) and CoCo Vandeweghe (ranked No.10).last_img read more

Ramoo’s dominance leads Achievers to huge win in West Berbice cricket

first_imgTHE Achievers Youth and Sports Club romped to an innings and 88-run victory against home team No. 5 Mondderlust due to an all-round effort from skipper Krishndat Ramoo when action continued in the West Berbice Cricket Association (WBCA) Anil Lalsa Construction Company Intermediate Two-Day Cricket Competition.On Saturday (day two), Achievers led by Ramoo were able to bowl out their opponents twice.The off- spinner picked up 11 wickets for 88 runs from 28 overs to lead the charge.On the first day two Saturdays ago, Achievers had posted 390, with Ramoo and Shamal Angel smacking centuries.For the third wicket, the pair put together 243, which took the sail out of their opponents’ bowling. Ramoo struck nine fours and four sixes in his 105, while Angel reached the boundary 14 times, lifting the ball over the ropes six times for a match-high 137. The next best score was by opener Kevin Sinclair, who finished with 49.Bowling for Number 5, Kenjie Sedock spun his way to 6-91 from 21 overs, while A. Bailey supported with 3-113 (21 overs).In their second day, on Saturday last, No.5 were bowled out for 99 with Ramoo picking up 5-52 from 13 overs; Sinclair finished with 3-23. Amernauth Seegobin led the attack for the home side with an unbeaten 35.With a lead of 291, Achievers enforced the follow-on. The home team batted better, but fell for 203. Ramoo finished with 6-36 from 15 overs, while Sinclair picked up 2-54 from 20 overs.R. Estraido led the home team with a solid 73 (11X4s and 2X6s).last_img read more

Sanwo-Olu to Revisit Failed Lagos Bid to Take over National Stadium

first_imgLagos submitted a bid in 2016 for full take over of the 45-year old complex but the proposal did not get the approval of Federal Government.“I don’t know what is wrong with us in this country. Why should a Director or Permanent Secretary that the Presidency directed to look into the concession bid of Lagos fail to carry out such instructions simply because they did not see the good in the project?“A project meant for about 20 million people that live in Lagos was sat upon by those opposed to the state taking over the sports complex while the facility continues to rot. Lagos State, I understand, wrote the bids, pleading for the take over to benefit its citizens and to put it into good use.“I have discussed with the Chairman (of Lagos State Sports Commission) on the next line of action which is to intensify our efforts, and maybe we will have to go through the legislative arm of government since we have the majority leader in the House of Representatives from Lagos.”Sanwo-Olu pleaded with the Federal Government to take another look into the request of Lagos to take over the stadium and put it into good use.“The Federal government should grant us access to the biggest sporting facility in the country which has been locked down and we will put it to good use if we are elected,” he pleaded.The edify was built in 1972 by the Yakubu Gowon-led administration to host the 2nd All Africa Games held in 1973.The stadium is now in a sorry state and a national embarrassment. It last played host to a major international match in 2001 when Super Eagles defeated Zambia by a lone goal in an African Cup of Nations qualifying match for Mali 2002.Aside the All-Africa Games in 1972, the stadium hosted the African Cup of Nations tournament in 1980 and 2000. It also played host to FIFA Under-20 World Youth Championship (now Under-20 World Cup in 1999.Sanwo-Olu also pledged to build more mini stadiums around the state to compliment the rest that are in use despite inadequate land scape in Lagos.He also pledged that sports under his administration would be autonomous and separated from entertainment..“This sector deserves special attention and we will ensure that restive youths would be fully engaged in the rediscovery of their talents in the drive to bring back the old glory associated with the state in the National Sports Festival.“Although I’m aware that other states poached athletes who have been groomed by the state when the national event is coming up, it is on record that Lagos do not need to do same because we have abundant talents.“Lagos State Sports Commission will continue with its policies such as giving training grants to athletes and empowering coaches with up to date knowledge of their respective sports while motivation of athletes will not be neglected,” Sanwo-Olu concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram  Pledges improvement in sports sector in the stateFemi SolajaThe Gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to give sports sector a special boost if elected in the coming elections.Specifically, Sanwo-Olu who was on a special visit to the secretariat of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Lagos Chapter, promised he would revisit the failed bid of the state to take over the National Stadium, Surulere. Sanwo-Olu and Lagos SWAN Chairman Debo Osundunlast_img read more

Shafer pleased with team’s intensity on 1st day

first_imgJust 21 minutes into the first practice of the season, profanity was whizzing out of the mouths of coaches and into the ears of players.“That’s horsesh*t,” Syracuse assistant athletics director for athletic performance Will Hicks bellowed at the team while stretching. “It’s the first day and you guys are moping out here.”By the end of the day, though, they didn’t appear to be moping to Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer. He was pleased with the overall intensity on the first day of practice.“To be honest with you, the thing I look for out of the first practice is just the kids having enthusiasm,” Shafer said, “and trying their best to play fast, play hard and enjoy the game.”Shafer said freshman quarterback Mitch Kimble made some mistakes in the pocket but responded with poise, and a few players unbuckled their helmets when they weren’t supposed to — which is why the team got off the field 27 minutes later than anticipated — but he loved the efficiency his team showed.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThat efficiency and intensity radiated as the team moved briskly from drill to drill.A boisterous horn blared at the end of each rotation during practice, as the players swiftly moved from one station to the next. One of the more intriguing drills was one where players circled around a blue pad with one hand touching the ground while getting pummeled with orange pads.Shafer said Syracuse got in extra plays and he was pleased with the overall fluidity of practice. He said the team got off on the right foot.“Like I told them in the team meeting today, the whole goal is to do the firsts really well,” Shafer said. “What I mean by that, the first time we do anything together this fall, let’s do it the right way.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 5, 2013 at 10:00 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more