Cesc Fabregas praises Arsenal’s bravery in dramatic draw with Chelsea

first_img Comment Cesc Fabregas praises Arsenal’s bravery in dramatic draw with Chelsea Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 22 Jan 2020 8:13 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link23Shares Advertisement Chelsea and Arsenal played out an entertaining draw on Tuesday night (Picture: Getty Images)Former Arsenal and Chelsea Cesc Fabregas has praised both his old clubs after their thrilling draw at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, picking out Arsenal’s bravery for battling back with 10 men.A cracking London derby ended 2-2 and was full of incident, with David Luiz being sent off for Arsenal just 26 minutes in and Jorginho scoring the resulting penalty.It was all Chelsea from there on in, but Gabriel Martinelli broke from a corner and capitalised on an N’Golo Kante slip to equalise just after the hour mark.Cesar Azpilicueta eventually put the Blues back ahead with six minutes to play, after a barrage of pressure, but Hector Bellerin was the unlikely hero, producing a superb finish as the full-time whistle approached.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRemarkably, Arsenal managed just two shots compared to Chelsea’s 19, but the game ended level and Fabregas enjoyed every minute of it.The Spaniard  tweeted: ‘Love games like this. Both teams went all in. Also very difficult to play that well and be that brave at the bridge with 10 men for the longest part of the game and being in behind twice. Well done @arsenal and @chelsea 👏🏻’Love games like this. Both teams went all in. Also very difficult to play that well and be that brave at the bridge with 10 men for the longest part of the game and being in behind twice. Well done @arsenal and @chelsea 👏🏻— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) January 21, 2020 Fabregas made just over 300 appearances for Arsenal and just shy of 200 for Chelsea, although his period with the Blues was much more successful.Cesc won two Premier League titles an FA Cup and the Europa League with Chelsea, while he claimed just one FA Cup during his spell at the Emirates.The Spain international recently revealed that he held discussions over a move to Manchester United before he made the switch to Chelsea, although it was never close to getting done.‘I wouldn’t say close but I did talk to David Moyes a couple of times,’ he tweeted.The 32-year-old is now playing at Monaco in Ligue 1, where he has made 15 appearances this season, yet to score a goal.MORE: Frank Lampard blames Emerson Palmieri for Arsenal equaliser and slams his Chelsea teamMORE: Bruno Guimaraes breaks silence on Arsenal transfer links as Edu attempts to close deallast_img read more

Samsung Heavy Clinches Order for Special-Purpose Ships

first_imgSouth Korea’s shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has received a contract to construct two special-purpose ships for a European company.According to the shipbuilder’s stock exchange filing, the deal has a value of around KRW 266.1 billion (USD 240 million).The special-purpose units are scheduled for delivery to the unnamed owner by the end of January 2021.Samsung Heavy did not unveil any further details related to the units on order.In a separate statement, the shipbuilder said it agreed with Ocean Rig to delay the delivery of a drill ship from January 2019 to September 2020.World Maritime News Stafflast_img

RSVP today for Franklin County Lunch and Learn

first_imgBrookville, IN—The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Free Lunch & Learn at Third Place in Brookville on Wednesday, December 18.  ETC will be discussing how a hosted phone solution will increase business productivity.  Please RSVP by Tuesday, December 17 by emailing info@fcchamber.netlast_img

Rangers coach unhappy with club’s domestic league performance

first_imgRelatedPosts Cleric urges Christians to avoid ill-gotten wealth to attain greatness in life It’s unfair to discuss 2023 election now, opposition tells Enugu PDP After 13 years of enmity, Enugu ex-Governors in closed door meeting Amobi Ezeaku, Team Manager, Rangers International FC of Enugu, has expressed worries at the club’s performance in the domestic league. He said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Enugu that efforts must be made to pull the club out of the relegation zone. “It is painful that a club of Rangers status finds itself at the relegation zone of the domestic league, but we believe that this is temporary,” he said. Ezeaku said the players would have a busy working schedule during the festive season in preparation for the matches ahead. “We do not have any time for rest, we have to prepare for our continental engagements. “We have a match to honour in Mauritania against Nouadhibou FC on Dec. 28, we want to prepare for it,” he said. He said that though the encounter with the Mauritanian side would not be an easy ride, Rangers would endeavour to come out victorious. The coach commended the efforts of the club’s management to spur the players to perform better. He said that management was working towards ensuring that players who would assist the club to win matches were rewarded. “A win in either continental competition or the domestic league will end the club’s woeful result. “So we need to build our confidence, we want to achieve a win against the Nuoadhiduo of Mauritania,” he said.Tags: Amobi EzeakuEnugu StateRangers International FCRelegation zonelast_img read more

Ezinne Kalu Named AFA Sports Ambassador

first_imgEzinne Kalu Ugo Udezue, co-founder of AFA Sports, the premium Nigerian athleisure and sports merchandise manufacturer, which proudly sponsors D’Tigress national team spoke of his excitement at the result.“I have been there every step of the way and watched how hard these women have trained; it is a well-deserved win and testament to the awesome willpower of both the team and the coaches.“Basketball, the love of the game, is something that flows through my veins and when AFA Sports chose to sponsor D’Tigress, we were certain that we were backing champions.“Ezinne Kalu stands for; determination, sportsmanship and skill, align with what AFA Sports, as a brand, represents. We look forward to a rewarding relationship,” stressed Udezue.Fresh from her victory and still processing their renewed status as the champions of Africa, Ezinne Kalu observed: “I am still in shock but I do know how hard we all worked to secure this title. Although I’m so grateful to have been awarded team MVP, it was a collective effort and every time I step out on that court with my team members, I am filled with gratitude that I get to do what I love every single day.“To become apart of an amazing brand like AFA Sports is such a huge blessing. I’ve always looked up to athletes specifically women who had broken barriers representing brands that promote athletes to look and perform at their best. AFA Sports is a brand that does just that.“Consistency and work ethic has always been my core values when it comes to the game of basketball. Especially since the goal is to continue playing at the next level. Being a member of the AFA Sports team would motivate me to do that. I’m extremely excited to be apart of something amazing. I am looking forward to what’s in store,” she noted in accepted to be AFA Sports Brand Ambassador.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram D’Tigress’ Point Guard, Ezinne Kalu who played a vital role in Nigeria’s back-to-back defence of the 2019 Afrobasket title in Dakar a fortnight ago has been named as the official AFA Sports brand ambassador.Kalu was named the Most Valuable Player of the epic final game against host Senegal at the Dakar Arena. She chalked up 19 points in Nigeria’s 60-55 defeat of Senegal to claim the trophy a second time in two years.D’Tigress, the champions of Africa, succeeded in defending the title they won two years ago after defeating the same team 65-48 in Bamako, Mali in 2017.last_img read more

Powers explodes for 32 points, leads No. 18 Michigan State past Syracuse in 89-76 win

first_imgWINTER PARK, Fla. – Aerial Powers stood with her right arm frozen in the air and her right hand curled toward the basket – a picturesque follow-through on a fundamentally sound 3-point basket.Powers’ triple with 4:45 left in regulation gave No. 18 Michigan State an eight-point lead, all-but securing a victory over No. 19 Syracuse. The only thing Powers didn’t do at Warden Arena on Sunday was sell concessions. In the first half alone, the first-team All-Big Ten selection from a year ago scored 14 points, grabbed eight rebounds – three offensive – and picked up three steals. “Aerial is a very good player in transition, is very good in the mid-range, and does a very good job at getting into the killer spots on the floor,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “She did a good job at getting to the spots where she can score and she did a very good job rebounding.” Powers finished with a career-high 32 points, 17 rebounds, four steals and three blocks, leading the Spartans (8-3) to an 89-76 victory over SU (8-3) in the final game of the Florida Sunshine Classic on the campus of Rollins College. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor the second time in three days, the Orange went down to the wire with a Top-25 team, and for the third time this season, lost against a Top-25 team in the final minutes. “It’s encouraging because you know you’re just as good, but it’s also discouraging because you know you probably should have come out with the ‘W’,” Syracuse guard Diamond Henderson said. “For however many minutes we didn’t go hard for or a situation that happened in the game, that’s what’s discouraging about it.” With Michigan State leading 31-27 with 2:27 to go in the first half, Powers flew through the lane and intercepted an inbounds pass, then threw a slick pass to a cutting Tori Jankoska underneath. Jankoska made the layup, but missed the free throw after being fouled by SU’s Cornelia Fondren. Powers, backpedaling toward half court, let out a scream while raising her right hand for a high-five with Jankoska. Moments later, Powers blocked a Henderson jump shot and made one of her own on the other end, giving the Spartans a 39-35 lead heading into the half. “We just didn’t do a good enough job of containing her,” Syracuse’s Brianna Butler said. “She’s a good player all-around and we knew that coming into the game. We just made her a better player today.” With the score knotted at 43 six minutes into the second half, Powers drove coast-to-coast with Butler in front of her. Butler hacked Powers, who made the shot and the ensuing free throw. With Syracuse trailing and Butler still mired in her season-long shooting woes, it was forward Taylor Ford who answered time and time again for the Orange down the stretch. The junior scored a season-high 14 points, with nine of them coming in the second half. Ford made a layup with 9:03 left in regulation to cut a five-point deficit to three at 59-56. Twenty seconds later, she made a top-of-the-key jumper, once again, bringing the Orange to within three. Two minutes later, the forward hit another jump shot to bring the Orange to within two, at 65-63. “We were down by a couple of points, so I was just trying to do what I could do so we could get back up,” Ford said. But from there, Michigan State went on a 7-2 run, capped by a 3-pointer from Jankoska to extend Michigan State’s lead to 72-65. Fittingly, Powers made four free throws in the final 37 seconds to put the game away, handing the Orange its second consecutive loss and third overall against a ranked opponent.“To lose by a little bit in the last minutes of the game, it’s kind of hard on us,” Butler said. “The good thing is that we’re able to compete with these big-time schools. But we have high expectations to do better.” Comments Published on December 21, 2014 at 6:16 pm Contact Josh: jmhyber@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Bailey to serve as interim head of global initiatives

first_imgAnthony Bailey has been named to the position of interim vice provost for global initiatives and will begin his work in the post     Aug. 1.Bailey, who currently serves as the associate provost for global initiatives, replaces Kenneth McGillivray in this new position.In a memo to USC faculty and staff, Provost Elizabeth Garrett praised many of Bailey’s successes in USC’s international offices.“Dr. Bailey has overseen USC’s seven international offices and he has guided our South American strategy, including the planning of an international office in Brazil, which will open in the coming year,” Garrett said. “He has also played a leading role in organizing the 2013 USC Global Conference in Seoul, South Korea.”Bailey said his primary goal as interim vice provost for global initiatives is to continue strengthening USC’s worldwide image.“We’d all love for USC, in a few years, to be one of the most respected and sought-after institutions in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East,” Bailey said. “The plan for my office is to continue working with key groups on campus to execute on high-profile and engaging events overseas, such as the upcoming Global Conversation this October in London.”In addition, Bailey said another priority is collaboration with universities, governments and industry.Bailey said he is prepared for his new post because of his experiences in international development at Kaplan Inc., an exam preparation company, and his more recent work as the associate provost in the office of global initiatives.“At Kaplan Inc., I built up a chain of 44 international colleges spanning three continents, which was instrumental in establishing the Kaplan brand across the globe,” Bailey said. “During the past couple years as associate provost in the Office of Global Initiatives, I’ve built a base of knowledge about many of the things that make USC a unique and special place.”Matthew Erskine, who currently serves as director of international programs at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, will fill Bailey’s current position as associate vice provost for global affairs.last_img read more

Students named finalists in Adobe Analytics Challenge

first_imgTwo teams of USC students have made it to the finals of Adobe’s 15th annual Analytics Challenge, a business and technology competition open to university students from across the country.This year’s teams consist of first-year Master’s in Business Administration students Edward Cho, Mary Qin and Mrinal Trikha, who make up Team DataInsights, and Naman Gupta, Kathryn Lin and Seerut Sidhu, who call themselves Team Adobe Task Force.Team DataInsights said that they assembled their team after realizing that they had similar interests and skills, specifically focusing on digital marketing competition along with data analytics. They felt as if they could fill in the gaps that the other teams possessed.“We all love data analytics, and there are so many insights that we have gained,” Cho said. “I personally have learned so much about customer-level data analytics. Big data in marketing gives really big opportunities for companies to capitalize on.”Adobe started the Analytics Challenge to recognize the importance of analyzing data, as the competition seeks to close the data skills gap and nurture the next wave of tech leaders. This year’s sponsor, Sony, will provide $50,000 in total prizes to the top six teams, with first place receiving $30,000.Participants have the opportunity to utilize their skills to analyze data from the real world offered by Sony’s PlayStation app and Playstation.com. This offered competitors access to information on site traffic, visitor retention and conversion, in-app user action metrics, device information and average session length. Students are tasked with analyzing the user experience, conversion rates and “stickiness” in order to provide Sony with recommendations for optimization.Qin said that her team’s strategy focused on combining all of their individual talents to analyze the data and look for patterns.“We had to figure out the relationships between the sets of data,” Qin said. “When we came up with the initial plan, we tried many different approaches and then finally narrowed it down to the one we presented and kept winning. Hopefully we will continue to do so.”Trikha added that perseverance helped the team get to the final round of the competition.“Sometimes you are hoping for some things out of the data, but you don’t always get that,” Trikha said. “Through this process, I have learned that you have to provide recommendations that are actually impactful. It is so important, because through this information we can predict future patterns, and it will become so much easier to collect information and store it with advancing technology.”Members of Team Adobe Task Force, meanwhile, said that though it has been difficult working with only three people, they have been able to learn from their peers and develop their own skills over time.“It’s great exposure to actually use the software,” Lin said. “We are able to use information to create a better experience for customers, but also increased revenue for the company.”Gupta expressed gratitude to the competition for providing him the opportunity to engage in an activity that will help him with his future career in the technology field.“The competition has been going on for over a month now, so our time-management skills have improved drastically since we have had to balance this with midterms, finals and other schoolwork,” Gupta said.The finals of the competition will take place on Nov. 18 at the Adobe campus in Lehi, Utah. The two USC teams are competing against teams from Yale University, Brigham Young University, the University of Utah and the University of California, Los Angeles.last_img read more

Beeman lands first head coaching job

first_imgUSC women’s basketball associate head coach Laura Beeman has left the program to become head coach at the University of Hawai’i.Beeman was at USC for two years under head coach Michael Cooper. She also worked with Cooper when he was the head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks for the 2008-2009 WNBA season.“It’s not often that you have a dream, and that dream comes true,” Beeman said. “To have my first Division I head coaching job at the University of Hawai’i is very, very special.”Moving on up · USC women’s basketball associate head coach Laura Beeman has been named the head coach at the University of Hawai’i. – Chris Pham | Daily TrojanBefore joining Cooper in Los Angeles, Beeman was head coach at Mt. San Antonio College for 15 seasons.“Hawai’i definitely has a great, great coach that is going to turn that program around instantly,” Cooper said. “It is not going to take her years to do it. She is going to do it immediately.”In her two years at USC, Beeman helped the Women of Troy achieve a combined 42 wins and reach the Women’s National Invitation Tournament Championship game in 2011.The Women of Troy finished third in the Pac-12 conference this year with an 18-win season and a six-game win streak to finish the regular season. They were upset in the first round of the conference tournament by the Washington State Cougars and did not make the cut for the WNIT this year.Beeman joins two other former USC assistants as head coaches at the University of Hawai’i, including Norm Chow, football, and Gib Arnold, men’s basketball.last_img read more

D.O. Sportscast: No-hitters, bubble trips, and packed stands from the booth

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.This episode of The D.O. Sportscast features Chicago White Sox play-by-play announcer Jason Benetti, who describes calling Lucas Giolito’s no-hitter in an empty MLB stadium. The Vegas Golden Knights broadcaster, Dan D’Uva, describes going live from an abandoned NHL Draft war room.And current SU students Will Scott and Cooper Boardman talk about their experiences as student broadcasters this summer in collegiate and showcase baseball, respectively.Our host and editorial director is KJ Edelman. Luca Serio is our executive producer, Elizabeth Kauma is our podcast editor and Skyler Rivera is our assistant sports digital editor.Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/broadcasting-in-a-bubble/id1479111335?i=1000489711202AdvertisementThis is placeholder textListen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0mnAVL36e34IOsDnyYGq71 Commentscenter_img Published on September 1, 2020 at 9:13 amlast_img read more