Sarri slams Chelsea’s complacency in defeat at Wolves

first_imgYet Sarri refused to discuss the penalty appeal and insisted his decision to make five changes also wasn’t the cause of his side’s defeat.“In the first 10 minutes of the second-half we could have scored four or five goals. We had four goal opportunities but I don’t want to discuss those or the referee,” he added.“I don’t think it depended on the changes, it depended on the mentality of the team. I saw a team without a reaction. You can lose a match but not without a reaction.”Chelsea are now 10 points off City at the top of the table, but of more immediate concern are now only in the top four above Arsenal thanks to their superior goal difference.“Manchester City are in another category, said Sarri. “We have to play and fight for the top four. It is a very difficult result for the top four.“For me, City at this moment are the best team in Europe or maybe the best in the world.”Chelsea took an 18th-minute lead when Loftus-Cheek cut in from the left and hit a curling shot that struck the head of the unlucky Conor Coady to wrongfoot goalkeeper Rui Patricio and creep inside the near post. Wolverhampton, United Kingdom | AFP | Maurizio Sarri accused his Chelsea players of over-confidence after throwing away a lead to lose 2-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday.Chelsea looked to be on course for victory thanks to Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s early opener as the visitors dominated the first-half, but two goals in four second-half minutes saw Wolves secure their first win in seven games and inflict just Sarri’s second defeat since taking charge in the summer.Next up Chelsea face the daunting task of halting Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and Sarri suggested a jolt to their confidence could be a blessing, but declared himself “worried” by the manner of their defeat at Molineux.“After this match we are less confident but maybe it’s better because sometimes my players show me that they have too much confidence,” said the Italian.“We played well for 55 minutes. After the goal for 1-1, which was an accident because we were in full control of the match, we were suddenly another team without the right distances and without our football.“I don’t know why. I am really very worried, not for the result but the fact that after the first goal we conceded we did not react very well. I am really very worried for this, not for the result.”Chelsea missed several chances to extend their lead and were denied a possible penalty early in the second half when Alvaro Morata tangled with Wolves defender Willy Boly. Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2center_img However, on his first Premier League start, 18-year-old Morgan Gibbs-White lead the fightback as he fed Raul Jimenez, who drilled a low shot under goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.Moments later Molineux erupted when Matt Doherty crossed and Diogo Jota side-footed home for the winner.“He is one of the best generations of English players for a long time,” claimed Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo of his midfield starlet.“He is a reality of the fantastic job that national teams are doing, so well done to them.”Maurizio Sarri accused his Chelsea players of over-confidence after throwing away a lead to lose 2-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday.Chelsea looked to be on course for victory thanks to Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s early opener as the visitors dominated the first-half, but two goals in four second-half minutes saw Wolves secure their first win in seven games and inflict just Sarri’s second defeat since taking charge in the summer.Next up Chelsea face the daunting task of halting Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and Sarri suggested a jolt to their confidence could be a blessing, but declared himself “worried” by the manner of their defeat at Molineux.“After this match we are less confident but maybe it’s better because sometimes my players show me that they have too much confidence,” said the Italian.last_img read more

No medals, but Neptunes back home with plenty to brag about

first_imgMore over big city teams, the Neptunes are in town.The Heritage City squad did not disappoint the coaching staff as the swimmers pushed the big dogs of the province at the recent 2011 B.C. Swim Association Championships held last week in Richmond.“As a region we got 20 medals all together which is awesome,” Neptune pool boss Michelle Lorusso told The Nelson Daily upon the team’s return.“It is always hard to go down to the coast and compete against the other regions (because they have) much more competition than (here) in the Kootenays for some of these kids.”Headlining the Neptunes run were Samuel Matthew and Rebecca Afford. Both swimmers registered eighth-place finishes — Matthew in 50-meter breaststroke and Afford in 100-meter breaststroke.Matthew also recorded a 13th place in 100-meter individual medley.Other Neptune results had Melissa Afford 15th in the 50 meter butterfly; high-flyer Kiandra McLaren 14th in 100 meter breaststroke and Jakob Brager 12th in 50-meter-freestyle.”I feel that our swimmers finished the season well with most achieving their goal (of best times) or making it into finals/consolations,” said Lorusso.“Quality over quantity seemed to be our theme this season, and our team really impressed all the coaches this summer and proved that.”The championships in Richmond conclude the summer season for the Neptunes.Some swimmers will head off to the high school circuit while others may try the winter swim [email protected]last_img read more


first_imgSaturday, June 11, Santa Anita UnCorked returns to The Great Race Place for the ninth straight year! Excellent wines, fine tastings from local eateries, an art show and silent auction all offer the perfect accoutrement to a day of live Thoroughbred racing this Belmont Stakes Day!Proceeds from the event will directly benefit CARMA, a non-profit, charitable aftercare program for off-the-track Thoroughbreds and many other local charities!Over 60 wineries have generously donated their unique creations, including Phantom Rivers, Pedroncelli, Manifesto, Chalk Hill, Smoke Tree, Wild Horse, Chateu Petit Freylon, Gerard Bertrand, Cape Mantelle, plus many, many more.UnCorked, a Wine of the Month Club sponsored event, will also feature food from more than 20 of the finest local restaurants and will include offerings from Bella Sera Trattoria, Sow House, Bourbon Steak, Red, White and Bluzz, Il Fornaio, StoneFire Grill, The Derby, Spaghetti Eddie’s, Café Mundial and others.Your $65 ticket will include parking, entrance into the UnCorked experience as well as Club House admission and seating, a daily racing program, wine tastings, cuisine sampling, access to the fine art exhibit and silent auction plus, a souvenir wine glass to take home!Visit to purchase your UnCorked Ticket and for complete information regarding all Santa Anita Park events this spring!last_img read more

Body found in Malaysia is confirmed as that of Irish teenager Nora Quoirin

first_imgThe family of Nora Quoirin have identified her body after it was found in a rainforest in Malaysia today.The 15-year-old Irish schoolgirl was missing for 10 days after disappearing from a holiday resort where she was staying with her family.A search volunteer found Nora’s body in an area of the jungle 2km away from the resort. Nora’s parents Sebastien and Meabh Quoirin were taken to identify the remains. A statement was later released by a support charity on behalf of the family, saying: “The Lucie Blackman Trust can confirm with great sadness that the body found today is that of missing teenager Nora Quoirin. Local police have confirmed identification.”A post-mortem examination will be carried out tomorrow.Body found in Malaysia is confirmed as that of Irish teenager Nora Quoirin was last modified: August 15th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

Golden Knights end Dell’s shutout streak in rout of Sharks

first_imgLAS VEGAS — The goalie controversy in San Jose was over in less than 10 minutes.After Aaron Dell pitched shutouts in back-to-back starts, Sharks coach Pete DeBoer called his number for a second straight night in Las Vegas Saturday, fueling talk of a goalie controversy as Martin Jones continues to struggle with an .891 save percentage in 16 appearances. But the Vegas Golden Knights knocked Dell off his game early, scoring four goals on their first 11 shots en route to a 6-0 win.William …last_img read more

Giants hitting coach Alonzo Powell hits important medical milestone

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–Before the Giants took the field for a pregame workout at Scottsdale Stadium Thursday, a thunderous cheer erupted inside the clubhouse.It came after hitting coach Alonzo Powell told the club he finished his 40th and final radiation treatment for prostate cancer.The successful treatment was a milestone for Powell, 54, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer Jan. 2, 2018. The diagnosis came shortly after Powell agreed to return to his hometown team following a World Series …last_img read more

Candidates Vie for Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week

first_imgNo speculations here:  Thurston Lacalli, in Nature (Nov 25), in an article on the evolution of the eye, commenting on a presumed ancestral marine worm that had two kinds of photoreceptors:Speculations aside, the new work provides a solid starting point for further study of the evolution of photoreceptor organs during the diversification of bilateral multicelled animals.  In evolutionary terms, it is a long way from a simple ocellus [see 08/13/2004 headline], involving no more than a few cells, to the complexity of an optimally constructed image-forming eye.  Evolution seems to have accomplished this transition piecemeal, by myriad small steps, each an adaptive improvement over what went before.  A detailed accounting of the steps is as yet beyond us, but clarifying the nature of the ancestral condition is a useful beginning.The persistence of myth:  Paul Mellars, in Nature (25 Nov) in an article on Neanderthal man (see also 10/01/2004 and 09/21/2004 headlines):That the Neanderthals were replaced by populations that had evolved biologically, and no doubt behaviourally, in the very different environments of southern Africa makes the rapid demise of the Neanderthals even more remarkable, and forces us to ask what other cultural or cognitive developments may have made this replacement possible…. Perhaps it was the emergence of more complex language [see 02/27/2004 headline] and other forms of symbolic communication that gave the crucial adaptive advantage to fully modern populations and led to their subsequent dispersal across Asia and Europe and the demise of the European Neanderthals.  The precise mechanisms and timing of this dramatic population dispersal from southern Africa to the rest of the world remains to be investigated.No data?  No problem:  R. Van Boekel et al., in Nature (25 Nov), in the abstract to a paper on interplanetary dust:Our Solar System was formed from a cloud of gas and dust…. Little is known about the evolution of the dust that forms Earth-like planets. (Note: All they suggested was that observations from dust disks around other stars shows an apparent zone of crystallization in the inner regions: “Our observations thus imply that crystallization of almost the entire inner disk and a substantial part of the outer disk must have occurred very early in the evolution of the disk.”  How the crystals afterward survived the melting of terrestrial planets during their formation and bombardment was not explained.)Giving evolution a kickstart:  Robert Service, in Science (26 Nov), commenting on recent experiments on artificial selection of proteins:Evolution isn’t known for its quick work.  In recent years, researchers have come up with numerous ways to give it a kick in order to evolve [sic; this is intelligent design] proteins with new functions.  But most of these techniques are painfully slow, taking as long as a month to go through a single round of evolution.  The immune cells of vertebrates long ago perfected a faster approach, which they use to generate the myriad antibody proteins that fight off infections.  Now a team of California researchers has coaxed immune cells to apply their skill to other proteins, an ability that could speed the development of novel proteins for studies from catalysis to cell biology.Comfort is the mother of evolution:  Erik Stokstad, in a story on horse evolution in Science (26 Nov):High-crowned teeth took a while to evolve to resist gritty food.  Later, During the Miocene, horses and camels were evolving longer limbs, but apparently not to escape accelerating predators–which evolved longer limbs some 20 million years later.  Instead, [Christine] Janis (Brown U.) proposed, the limbs first evolved to be more efficient at walking…. High-crowned teeth might not be the only way to make life on the grasslands less of a grind. Contributions for the weekly prize sometimes come in as numerous as contestants at the Boston Marathon.  You can send in your contributions or vote on the following:Evolution as sculptor:  Sid Perkins, in Science News, submitted three entries in an article on penguin evolution:Early in penguin evolution, the bones, especially in the wings and hind limbs, became thick and dense.  This change would have improved the ease with which the birds could dive to chase underwater prey.  In contrast, the bones of flight-capable birds are highly buoyant because evolution has fine-tuned them to be thin, light, and, in some cases, filled with air.Besides acquiring dense bones, penguin ancestors evolved narrow wings with inflexible elbows that worked as streamlined hydrofoils….Evolution Marches On…  So, even though penguins have been immensely successful, the forces of evolution continue to sculpt their genome. (Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0center_img Decisions, decisions.  It’s like having 800 cable channels and nothing worth watching except the old comedies.last_img read more

South Africa to build six new dams

first_imgSouth Africa plans to build or expand six dams over the next decade to address the long-term water and sanitation needs of the country.The Kouga dam in the Eastern Cape in 2014. (Image: Wikipedia)Brand South Africa reporterThe dams identified by the government include the dam on the Mzimvubu River in Eastern Cape, the expansion of the Clanwilliam Dam in Western Cape, the Nwamitwa and Tzaneen dams in Limpopo, the Hazelmere Dam in KwaZulu-Natal and the Polihali Dam in Lesotho, which will provide water to Gauteng.This emerged during a meeting of the Presidential Infrastructure Co-ordinating Commission (PICC) convened by President Jacob Zuma at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on 30 April. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, members of the Cabinet, premiers, metro mayors and leaders from the South African Local Government Association attended.“Progress reports were given on the building of water pipelines, treatment plants and systems to connect local households,” Presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj said. Reports were also given on construction progress across the full public infrastructure project pipeline, organised through 18 major strategic integrated projects (SIPs).“One of the challenges to be addressed with the water supply is the separation of functions between different spheres that result in dams being completed by the national government but delays at local level with water reticulation systems.“[It was] agreed to have a more co-ordinated system from ‘source to tap’ to ensure that communities have access to water more expeditiously,” Maharaj said.Amendments had been drafted to strengthen legislation dealing with theft from the public infrastructure programme, he added, and these had also been discussed at the meeting. The amendments will go through the Cabinet speedily for finalisation before it they are introduced to parliament.“The steps to address cable and metal theft include tougher bail conditions, tougher sentencing, more resources for defective work and better controls on the trade in scrap metal that creates a market for stolen infrastructure components,” he said.More than 220 000 direct jobs are being supported by the projects currently co- ordinated by the PICC, which include building roads, ports, rail lines, social infrastructure, energy plants, dams and pipe lines.“Thirty-nine renewable energy plants have been opened with 1 897 megawatts of renewable energy coming on to the grid. These solar, wind or hydro plants have been a critical support to address the energy shortages caused by delays in the new coal power stations coming on-stream.”This follows the opening of the Giyani Water Treatment Works in Mopani District Municipality, in Limpopo on 31 October 2014, and the opening of the R3-billion, 347- million cubic metre De Hoop Dam in Sekhukhune, in Limpopo, on 24 March 2014. The Spring Grove Dam near Rosetta in KwaZulu-Natal was opened in November 2013.Various interventions have been undertaken to stabilise the water supply over the past two decades. SIP18 has a 10-year plan to address the estimated backlog of adequate water to supply 1.4 million households and 2.1 million households to basic sanitation. SIP 6, the integrated municipal infrastructure project, focuses on developing national capacity to help the 23 least resourced districts (19 million people) to address all the maintenance backlogs and upgrades required in water, electricity and sanitation bulk infrastructure.The PICC was formed to co-ordinate a multibillion-rand public infrastructure programme and brings together all three spheres of government. It is chaired by Zuma and its work is governed by the Infrastructure Development Act.Source: GCIS, Business DayWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Fil-Canadians boost PH SEA Games bid in ice hockey

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago SEA Games Gallery: August 19 “We only had four days to get them,” he added.The Philippines is considered to be the favorites to rule ice hockey, which is making its debut in the regional event.“If we play to our potential, I can’t see any reason why we won’t win [the gold],” said Filipino-Swiss goalkeeper Gianpetro Iseppi in an interview before the squad left for Kuala Lumpur.The Filipinos open their campaign against Indonesia on Monday at the Empire City Ice Arena in Damansara Perdana, a new commercial hub in this bustling and progressive Malaysian capital.They take on Singapore next then, Malaysia before closing out their stint against Thailand on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The team that finishes with the most number of wins bags the gold medal. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ This photo taken on August 15, 2017 shows head coach Daniel Brodan (R) giving instructions to members of the Philippines men’s ice hockey team, dubbed the “Mighty Ducks”, during a practice session at a mall skating rink in Manila ahead of their games at the Southeast Asian Games (SEAGames) in Malaysia.Dubbed the “Mighty Ducks” by local media, the Philippine men’s hockey team aims to win a gold medal in next week’s games in Malaysia — a far cry from members’ days of only learning of the sport through the Disney movies. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBEThe Philippines’ gold-medal bid in ice hockey got a shot in the arm after two of its key players earned the go-signal from Southeast Asian Games organizers to compete.Carlo Martin Tenedero and Paul Gabriel Sanchez have been allowed to play in the SEA Games after the country’s men’s ice hockey team won its appeal to reinstate the two Fil-Canadians in the team Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Both players were earlier disqualified for allegedly violation eligibility rules.“This is a great relief for us and great morale boost for the team,” said team manager Petronilo Tigaronita.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 shutoutTenedero and Sanchez were initially removed from the lineup after the hosts claimed both failed to meet the required 16-month residency rule under international standards.“But we have proof and documentation, including certification from their respective barangays that they have stayed in the Philippines since April 2016,” said teammate Francois Emmanuel Gautier, who arrived with Tigaronita ahead of the team in filing the appeal. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View commentslast_img read more