Arsenal complete Chambers deal

first_img Press Association Chambers, 19, continues the exodus of players from St Mary’s after agreeing a “long-term” contract with the Gunners. “Calum has a lot of the attributes that we look for in a young player. I’m sure he will do well with us,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger told the club’s official website. Chambers, who can also play at centre-back, accumulated 22 appearances for Saints last season after making his Premier League debut on the opening day of the campaign. “We are very pleased that Calum has agreed to join us,” Wenger said. “The way he adapted to the Premier League last season with Southampton at a young age shows that he has tremendous quality.” The Southampton academy product is the current captain of the England Under-19s and has been moved into defence after starting his career as a midfielder. “I’m so happy to be signing for Arsenal,” Chambers said. “They are a team I have much admired for their playing style and a team who have been one of the top sides in Europe for many years. “I’m looking forward to joining up with my new team-mates and beginning preparation for the season ahead. “I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone at Southampton for everything they have done for me and for making this move possible.” Arsenal have signed full-back Calum Chambers from Southampton for an undisclosed fee, the London club have announced. Chambers’ transfer fee is thought to be in the region of £16million and Wenger hopes he will provide competition in midfield and defence. He will primarily act as right-back cover for France international Mathieu Debuchy, a recent arrival from Newcastle, while Carl Jenkinson is also an alternative in the position. However, Arsenal are reportedly hoping to send Jenkinson out on a season-long loan with Southampton among his possible destinations. The arrival of Chambers continues a reasonably busy summer in the transfer window at the Emirates Stadium with Debuchy, David Ospina and Alexis Sanchez having already signed. It is a different story at St Mary’s, however, where a startling player drain means Chambers is the fifth player to depart this summer and he could be followed out the door by Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez. last_img read more

Martin O’Neill wants to see self-belief from his Republic of Ireland side

first_img He said: “I’d take my chance in the play-offs if we can get into them. Who knows what might materialise? “We have got two very difficult games coming up. We are playing the world champions, players who are playing Champions League football on a regular basis, players who have won a World Cup, players who have got the experience of going away from home and dealing with any given situation, and they are improving. “And we are playing Poland, who are very, very strong. We are playing Poland away from home, two difficult games. “Does that mean that we just give up? Absolutely not. We are going to go and show a bit of fighting spirit and a bit of ability and a bit of self-belief – which is very, very important – a bit of self-belief to know that when you have the ball, as we will have the ball at certain stages, that we try to manoeuvre it because we will get a chance to play. “The Germans are very, very good, but does that mean it’s impossible? Absolutely not. We have a challenge on our hands and we have the desire to deal with that challenge.” Ireland will be without first-choice full-back Seamus Coleman because of a hamstring injury and suspended midfield duo Glenn Whelan and James McClean for a fixture which could bring back bad memories for some members of the squad. In October 2012, the Germans trounced the Republic 6-1 in a World Cup qualifier in Dublin to push then manager Giovanni Trapattoni to the brink, although he ultimately survived a major crisis which nevertheless sowed the seeds of his departure. However, skipper Robbie Keane insists a black night for Irish football will not be on his mind this time around. Martin O’Neill admits he would settle for a Euro 2016 play-off place now as he prepares to send his Republic of Ireland team into battle with Germany and Poland. Keane said: “No, certainly not. We have got a different management staff, we have had new players come in. I’m certainly not one of those players who looks back. “We have a squad of players here now that is quite capable of getting something against the Germans. They are still a fantastic team, but they certainly have a few flaws in the team. “It’s going to be a difficult game, but the players are certainly not thinking about what happened against Germany the last time, there’s no question about that. “We are fully-focussed on Thursday’s game and nothing else.” It has been an eventful few days for 35-year-old Keane, who became a father for the second time on Monday evening and then dashed across the Atlantic to meet up with his international team-mates. Assistant manager Roy Keane appeared nonplussed when asked about the LA Galaxy frontman’s availability as a result, suggesting to much hilarity that it would not be a problem as long as he was not breastfeeding. The younger man’s response was equally irreverent. Ireland’s record goalscorer said: “He’s used to it because he’s got bigger t**s than me”, before adding: “”I’ll be ready to go. I wouldn’t be here if I wasn’t.” Victory over either side would guarantee Ireland at least third place in Group D and a crack at making next summer’s finals in France, while automatic qualification is not a mathematical impossibility. They could still get there even if they lose both games as they enjoy a four-point advantage over closest rivals Scotland, but O’Neill is refusing to accept that they cannot do the job themselves ahead of Thursday night’s clash with the Germans at the Aviva Stadium. Press Associationlast_img read more

Dream11 GSW vs LAC: Team news, match predictions and analysis

first_imgDream 11 GSW vs LAC predictionGolden State Warriors: Stephen Curry, Alec Burks, Alfonzo McKinnie, Draymond Green, Omari SpellmanLos Angeles Clippers: Kawhi Leonard, Jerome Robinson, Montrezl Harrell, Lou Williams, Rodney McGruder WE RECOMMEND Last Updated: 23rd October, 2019 23:04 IST Dream11 GSW Vs LAC: Team News, Match Predictions And Analysis Dream11: Golden State Warriors take on Los Angeles Clippers on October 25 for their first game of the NBA season. Here are some of our predictions & top picks. After losing to defending champions Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals last season, the Golden State Warriors will open their NBA 2019-20 season against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. The match is scheduled to start at 8:00 am IST and will be played at the Chase Center, San Francisco and telecast on the Sony Sports Network.Also Read: Dream11 BOS Vs PHI: Team News, Predictions And Other NBA UpdatesDream11: GSW vs LAC previewLos Angeles Clippers have started their NBA 2019-20 season on a winning note by beating the Los Angeles Lakers 112-102 on Wednesday. Kawhi Leonard was the star of the show, scoring 30 points for the Clippers. Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams also chipped in with 17 and 21 points respectively. SUBSCRIBE TO US work work work work work— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) October 22, 2019 Also Read: NBA 2019-20: Golden State Warriors’ Profile And Season PreviewGolden State Warriors will start their season with some new additions to their roster. Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson will remain a part of the original core team with new players like D’Angelo Russell, Willie Cauley-Stein, Glenn Robinson III included in the roster.Also Read: Klay Thompson May Miss NBA 2019-20 Regular Season Due To ACL InjuryDream 11 GSW vs LAC injury updateKlay Thompson is likely going to miss the entire 2019-20 NBA season for GSW as he recovers from a torn ACL.Also Read: NBA: Toronto Raptors Defeat New Orleans Pelicans In Season OpenerDream 11 GSW vs LAC top picksGolden State Warriors will rely on Steph Curry and Draymond Green to shoulder the scoring responsibilities for the team. For Los Angeles Clippers, Kawhi Leonard along with Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams, will once again lead the line. The last time Kawhi Leonard faced the Warriors, it was Game 6 of the NBA Finals where he led the Toronto Raptors to their first-ever NBA title, defeating GSW on their home venue. First Published: 23rd October, 2019 23:04 IST COMMENT 10 months ago Dream11: BAR vs BEL match preview, team news and predictions 10 months ago Dream11 Bermuda vs Namibia: Team prediction, match news and updatescenter_img LIVE TV 10 months ago Dream11 SL vs PM-XI: Team news, prediction, analysis and squad updates FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE Suraj Alva 10 months ago Dream11: MTA Vs VAL Team news, game predictions and analysis Written By “They bring energy every single night. We feel it on the court. We feel it in the city. We feel it in the whole Bay Area.”Loud & Proud || #DubNation— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) October 22, 2019 10 months ago Dream11 BAL vs SOP: Match predictions, team news and analysislast_img read more

Bruce Bochy built a career on small gestures to become a legendary manager

first_imgWhen Hunter Pence made the All-Star team this year as a member of the Rangers, Bochy was one of the first people to reach out with congratulations, a meaningful gesture to Pence knowing Bochy was busy trying to uplift a struggling Giants team.Those are a small portion of the gestures Bochy extended and the deep individual bonds he built in 25 seasons as an MLB skipper. A host of former players and front-office coworkers descended on Oracle Park after his final game Sunday to honor him and participate in an emotional ceremony, appreciating his role in their own achievements. Bochy retired having won 2,003 games and three championships. “You can definitely have success with many people, but I think he was a huge driving engine,” Pence told Sporting News. “He was the leader, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that he also went to a World Series with the Padres and then came over and he went to three with the Giants. These things don’t just happen.”MORE: Potential Joe Maddon replacements in ChicagoPence played for the Giants from 2012 to 2018, winning two titles with the franchise. He said one of his favorite examples of Bochy keeping himself close to his players throughout grueling 162-game schedules was the manager’s penchant for wandering the rows of the team plane to banter with each member of the squad. He’d catch up, talk trash, play cards and generally entertain a sometimes weary group.Others noticed that effort, too, and identified it as a testament to the manager’s leadership strength.“It’s one of the things I love for a manager,” Sandoval said. “When you’ve got a good relationship with your players and you’ve got the chance to joke around, that means respect. He earned that with everyone around here.”Bochy has also long earned praise for his in-game coaching skill. During his run of three championships in five years, he had a habit of making the ideal bullpen maneuver or lineup tweak, maximizing the production of his role players. For those in the opposite dugout, it could be a challenge to keep up with his cunning moves.“Guys like Boch, they set the bar. Boch and Tony (La Russa) and Jim Leyland … there’s guys that you know are really good,” said Marlins manager Don Mattingly, who also managed regularly against Bochy while at the helm for the Dodgers. “You look at the championships and the way he handles his teams, it seems like every move he made was the right move during those times.”Bochy built up credit with a staggering range of people in and around the league in his career, many of whom came to Oracle Park on Sunday to show what he meant to them. Among those faces was Tim Lincecum, a recluse since leaving the game in 2016. The two-time Cy Young winner, ace and fan favorite under Bochy made an exception to his reserved post-baseball ways. He strode onto the field before Bochy’s ceremony speech to a huge ovation from the crowd.His appearance prompted perhaps Bochy’s deepest understanding of what he’s meant to others over the past three decades. He said Lincecum’s walk onto the field after the game brought him to tears. The right-hander had hoped he could make that kind of impression.Sandoval refers to Bochy as “Papi.” Lincecum, meanwhile, called him “f—ing dad.”“He had an understanding of the type of people we were,” Lincecum said in a TV interview. “He took an effort in understanding who we were outside the game of baseball. … With that, it felt personal playing for him.” SAN FRANCISCO — When Pablo Sandoval signed here in 2017 two years after ripping the Giants franchise and cutting off communication with its personnel amid a contemptuous exit, he felt nervous at how he might be received. Manager Bruce Bochy told him on his first day back that he was happy to see him. Bochy made him feel welcome at a time when he needed a supportive home.When Trevor Hoffman’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony last year coincided with a weekend series for San Francisco, Bochy did not hesitate to board a redeye flight across the country so he could be there in person for his former player while taking the minimum possible time away from his current team. Before the postgame retirement ceremony, Bochy was recognized by the rival Dodgers in an otherwise meaningless regular season finale. Manager Dave Roberts, who once played for Bochy, lauded Bochy’s effect on the sport. Clayton Kershaw, pitching in relief, tipped his cap to Bochy as he walked off the mound in the fifth inning. It was a rare display of civility between organizations that typically do not like one another.Now, as Bochy moves away from baseball and into a phase of his life where he can go fishing and spend time with his grandchildren, many others are left to think about the small moments they shared with the manager that added up to lifelong connections.“Having a relationship with a player as a manager when they’re playing is one thing,” Roberts said, “but then that reflection of a player when they’re done, to have that gratitude … speaks volumes.”last_img read more

Edgar “Leon” Stewart, Wellington: Dec. 15, 1947 – April 17, 2014

first_imgLeon StewartEdgar “Leon” Stewart died on April 17th, 2014 after a brief battle with lung cancer.Leon was born on December 15, 1947 in Mayfield growing up with his sisters: Barbara and Maxine. Leon worked in the aircraft industry for more than 30 years becoming exceptional in his skill craft. Leon was a GOD fearing man who displayed great integrity to those who knew him. He enjoyed road trips with friends, riding motorcycles, hunting, fishing and teaching. Leon taught some valuable lessons to his five boys: Corby, Michael, Titus, Shay and Caleb. His most important lesson was “Take care of your family.”Leon is survived by his wife of more than 32 years, Bobbie Stewart, sister; Maxine, his five sons listed above and his grandchildren: Deric, Briawna, Abigail, Chloe, Madison, Tanner, Tatum, Sheadyn, Loudyn, Gage and Greyson. Leon will be missed but never forgotten. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Church of the Nazarene in Wellington.In lieu of flowers/donations, please consider an anonymous kind act and pay it forward. God Speed.To share a memory or to leave condolences, please visit are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington.last_img read more

The RFET makes it clear that no one can train on a track

first_imgGiven the doubts generated in regards to the follow of tennis within the first part of the de-escalation decreed by the Authorities, the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) issued a assertion detailing the situations underneath which federated, skilled, and high-level tennis gamers (DAN) can be exercised between Could four and 10. The writing makes it very clear that “the coaching of any group inside a tennis court docket shouldn’t be approved on this Part 0”. This Monday, Novak Djokovic printed a video through which he was seen rambling with a good friend on the Puente Romano Membership in Marbella.“Given the doubts that the Ministerial Order affords in some elements, and after having made the suitable consultations to the CSD, the opening of the coaching facilities and golf equipment will happen from Monday, Could 11. From that date, every entity, with protocols and due hygiene and security measures, will be capable of open their services for DAN / Skilled and federated gamers to facilitate their coaching, “explains the assertion.” Always, the rules have to be adopted. to mark the rules on opening of sports activities services that the Authorities will talk to us, “he continues. “The RFET is making ready a doc with the provisions that PHASE 1 would incorporate as of Monday, Could 11, on the expense of potential modifications that the Authorities and well being authorities could enact that are necessary for all. This new doc will likely be printed all through this week on our web site, and instantly communicated to the Territorial Federations and to all of the golf equipment affiliated to the RFET, “explains the entity, an motion that is important within the face of the confusion and doubts that it has raised. opening sports activities follow in the group of tennis gamers, who’ve it troublesome to renew the exercise this week with out clues or chance of training with accompaniment.last_img read more

Africa Needs Sound Economic Policies

first_imgAfrican leaders have been implored to adopt good economic policies in order to improve the continent’s infrastructure and reduce poverty. The call was made by participants of the just-ended week-long regional course on economic and financial analyses for analysts in the Sierra Leonean capital, Freetown. The one-week seminar was jointly organized by the West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) and the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACDF). Thirty-two executive, senior and middle-level officials drawn from ministries of finance, central banks, print and electronic media institutions and networks from Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia and The Gambia participated in the seminar. In their communiqué, the participants highlighted how Africa’s poverty level is on the rise, a situation, they blamed on bad governance by African leaders.They stressed the importance of increased awareness on regional integration by member countries of the sub-region and underlined sovereignty protection and corruption as some of the reasons for the slow pace of attaining regional economic integration.The workshop was declared open on June 23, by the Governor of the Central Bank of Sierra Leone, Mr. Sheku Sambadeen Sesay, who was represented by Mr. I. K. Lamin, Director of the Financial Markets Department of the Bank of Sierra Leone. In his opening address, the Governor commended the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) for collaborating with WAIFEM to build capacity of participants in the Sub- region.While expressing his views on the importance of the course, he observed that in economic analysis the strengths and weaknesses of an economy are analyzed while financial analysis aims at assessing profitability, solvency, liquidity and stability of public and private entities.He therefore noted that, economic and financial analysts must have adequate knowledge on issues like cost-benefit analysis, economic impact analysis, trade policy analysis, economic development and growth analysis as well as basic macroeconomics and interpretation of financial indicators.Mr. Lamin highlighted some of the challenges in economic and financial analysis which include the lack of many knowledgeable professionals especially in the sub-region and the need for timely, accessible and quality data dissemination. Finally, the Governor encouraged participants to take advantage of the workshop and learn more about domestic and international economic and financial issues in the interest of the sub-region. In his welcoming remarks, the Director General of WAIFEM, Prof. Akpan H. Ekpo, who was also represented by Mr. Ousman Sowe, Director of Financial Sector Management Department, expressed his appreciation to the President, government and people of Sierra Leone for providing the opportunity to conduct the training workshop in Freetown.He commended the management and staff of the Central Bank of Sierra Leone for their excellent logistic support to WAIFEM and also, to ACBF for joining them in building the capacity of financial analysts in the sub-region.He used the occasion to enjoin participants to take maximum advantage of the opportunity afforded by the workshop and to derive maximum benefits from the vast and valuable wealth of knowledge and experience of the experts drawn from the academia, practitioners and WAIFEM faculty to facilitate the course. The main objective of workshop was to equip participants with an excellent practical overview and insight into economic and financial markets. It was also intended to update the knowledge and upgrade the skills of financial analysts in economic and financial policies with a strong emphasis on economic and financial analysis and performance monitoring.The seminar covered broad themes such as Review of Basic Macroeconomic Model; Design and Tools of Monetary Policy; Coordination of Monetary and Fiscal Policy; Interrelationships among the Macroeconomic Sectors; Regional Economic Integration: Rationale, Challenges & Prospects; Role of Financial Markets; Fiscal Policy Management; Role of Statistics in Economic Management and Money Laundering and Financial Crimes.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more