Chelsea boss Emma Hayes says ‘wounded’ Arsenal will double their efforts for WSL derby clash | Football News

first_img“I have huge respect for Arsenal and, knowing that they are wounded from last weekend, I always pay even more respect to a team that’s been defeated.“I know what defeat feels like and the natural response is to double their efforts. That’s what I’m expecting from them.“Arsenal are a top team, they have been in my tenure here. Ever since I’ve been in the women’s game they’ve been the biggest club in this country.- Advertisement – Joe Montemurro’s Arsenal had won their first five league matches before a 1-0 defeat to United last weekend.Reigning champions Chelsea are two points behind the Gunners having maintained their unbeaten start with a 4-0 win at home to Everton on Sunday. Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson is targeting the club’s first Champions League title after committing her future to the club Asked if she expects the Arsenal game to have added intensity, Hayes said: “There always is. Both teams know each other inside and out.- Advertisement – Chelsea boss Emma Hayes is expecting Arsenal to “double their efforts” for this weekend’s derby clash after suffering their first league defeat of the season.The two London sides meet in one of two rivalry games across Women’s Football Weekend, with Women’s Super League leaders Manchester United facing Manchester City on Saturday.- Advertisement – “They are always in and around the hunt for trophies every season.“They score more goals than any other team, their attacking and build-up play is exceptional and they’ve got players who have won major honours.“I know it will be a huge test because derby games are not normal games, there is a lot at stake and there’s a lot of unpredictability to the game.”Eriksson targeting first Champions League title for Chelsea – Advertisement – 1:32 Arsenal were beaten 1-0 by Casey Stoney's Manchester United last weekendImage:Arsenal were beaten 1-0 by Casey Stoney’s Manchester United last weekend preview image Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson is aiming to lead her side to a new era of dominance after committing her future to the club.The full-back has agreed a new deal until 2023 and the aim of winning Chelsea’s first Champions League is one of her biggest motivating factors.“We are not shy about our goals, we want to win everything we participate in,” Eriksson told Sky Sports News.“It’s the biggest tournament and we have our eyes set on it. We missed it last year, it was devastating to watch other teams play when you’re not in it.“We’re hungry this year, we’re on the right path, I have a core belief we can do it.”last_img read more

Ready, Set, Cherry-Thing-a-Ling!

first_imgBatesville, In. — Through President’s Day downtown Batesville-based Schmidt’s Bakery will offer the famous Cherry-Thing-a-Lings.” In 2018 a record 118,910 “Cherry-Thing-A-Lings” were sold, just about a 30 percent increase over the more than 82,000 sold in 2017.The bakery hosted 5,014 guests from across the Midwest and shipped more than 500 dozen to sweet-lovers all over the country.  “This was a tremendous year for us and we are really happy so many people traveled to Batesville and were willing to stand in line for hours,” said Schmidt’s Bakery owner Bertie Schmidt. “I hope everyone enjoyed the Thing-A-Ling’s and I hope to see everyone again next year!”This year marks the inaugural“Cherry Festival” in downtown Batesville.Batesville Main Street and the City of Batesville, with the help of the John A. Hillenbrand Foundation, William A. and Martha H. Hillenbrand Foundation, Enhanced Telecommunications, Global Atlantic, Bruns-Gutzwiller, Margaret Mary Health Foundation, Sharp Painting LLC, Transmark Logistics, The Waters of Batesville, The Garrett Group and Marti Fritsch Tracy of Lohmiller Real Estate there will be a 60 X 80-foot synthetic ice skating rink. The ice skating rink will be open Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Early crowds wait for the bakery to openIn-kind donations have been provided by the Gillman Home Center, Harmeyer’s Market, Pro Prints, Water-Tek, McDonald’s, Assured Partners and many volunteers who are donating their time to make this a successful event.“It is great to see our community come together to support such a great idea that will certainly help bring more people into our downtown area and into those businesses,” said Mayor Mike Bettice.There are activities and contests for the entire family including Ice Sculpting Demonstration, Cherry Pit Spitting Contest and a Cherry Guessing Contest.“Many of our downtown businesses will have special promotions and Main Street encourages you to visit and support our downtown stores and restaurants during the weekend,” said Main Street promotions co-chair Amy Hawkins.last_img read more

Professor remembered for his mentorship

first_imgArthur John “Jack” Langguth, professor emeritus at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, died on Monday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 81.Front line · Professor emeritus Arthur Languth, 81, served as the Saigon bureau chief for the New York Times in 1964, during the Vietnam War. – Courtesy of USC Annenberg Langguth died of respiratory failure, his close friends told the New York Times.After growing up an only child in Minneapolis, Langguth went on to graduate from Harvard College in 1955. As a journalist, Langguth reported on the front lines during a turbulent period. He covered John F. Kennedy’s 1960 presidential campaign for Look magazine before joining the New York Times. During the Vietnam War, he served as a Southeast Asia correspondent for the newspaper in 1964 and the Saigon bureau chief in 1965.Langguth authored more than a dozen books, including Our Vietnam: The War 1954-1975 and Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution. His latest book, After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace, about the Reconstruction period in America, will be released by Simon & Schuster in September.Former students and colleagues shared their memories of Langguth on social media.Annenberg professor Joe Saltzman, who first met Langguth in 1962 at the Valley Times Today in Los Angeles, reflected on his friendship with Langguth in a series of posts on Facebook and in an article on the Annenberg website.“Jack was the kindest man I know when it came to anyone who asked his help,” Saltzman wrote. “He was mentor to dozens of young writers — looking over their work, making razor-sharp suggestions for improvement, helping them get a publisher or an agent. And he was as loyal a friend as anyone could ever have.”A former student, Elson Trinidad, now a writer for, took to Twitter to voice his sadness.“The  greatest  thing Dr. Jack Langguth taught me at @USCAnnenberg was confidence in my own writing. Thanks & RIP, sir,” Trinidad wrote.Langguth left no surviving family members.last_img read more

Live: Dodgers vs. Padres Opening Day at Dodger Stadium

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error • What to watch: Five burning questions facing the Dodgers• How to watch: Ways to get around Dodgers TV stalemate• NL West Preview: Team-by-Team capsules• Staff Predictions: Who will win the World Series?• Angels Preview: Find out who poses the biggest threat to Angels Live updates of Dodgers vs. Padres on Opening Day at Dodger Stadium from Los Angeles Newspaper Group sports staff, including Dodgers beat writer J.P. Hoornstra, sports columnist Vincent Bonsignore, features writer Dave Montero, staff writer Clay Fowler and photographers David Crane, Hans Gutknecht and John McCoy.Viewing on mobile? Click here.2015 Baseball Preview• Dodgers Preview: Pressure is on Clayton Kershawlast_img

Ayoze Perez joins Leicester from Newcastle

first_imgLosing Perez is a further blow to the Magpies after former boss Rafael Benitez left the club following the end of his contract, joining Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang.Perez scored 48 goals in 195 games for the Magpies after joining from Tenerife in 2014.The 25-year-old was Newcastle’s top scorer last season, with 13 goals.“I think Ayoze will be a wonderful addition to the squad,” said Leicester boss Rodgers. “He’s quick, has a good eye for goal and he’s experienced in the Premier League too.“I think he’s a player who will excite our supporters, and his style is one that I believe complements the options and quality that we already have here at the club.”Share on: WhatsApp Ayoze Perez. photo via @LCFCLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Leicester on Thursday completed the signing of Ayoze Perez from fellow Premier League side Newcastle for a reported fee of £30 million ($38 million).The Spanish forward has signed a four-year contract at the King Power Stadium to become Brendan Rodgers’ second summer capture.Rodgers had been looking for a versatile forward and the Foxes reportedly triggered Perez’s release clause.“I’m very happy and very pleased. I’m very proud to be part of the Leicester family and I can’t wait to get started,” Perez told LCFC TV.“The club want to keep growing as much as they can and that’s something I like. I spoke with the manager and that was important. That made me feel very comfortable about the decision to come here.”The former Premier League champions are also determined to keep Harry Maguire, with Manchester United having made a reported offer of £70 million offer for the England defender.last_img read more

Chris Paterson’s First Green Jacket at Eastern Star Golf Club

first_imgAnother change was the lack of numbers at the course. A few weeks ago it was crawling with people as the course had overbooked by plenty. Today we were asked to start about fifteen minutes early and the cross-over to the back nine was easy. Loading…Sponsored ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes Only another Society in front of us slowed things down and we took longer than we hoped to complete the round.The course is still in very good condition and the greens are being likened to Pattavia with a quick pace and horrible downhills. Many three putts became the norm.There was a stiff breeze for most of the day so scores were not fantastic, but they never really are here.Scotsman Chris Paterson has now played four games with us and his big hitting, low handicap says he was going to win soon. Friday was it when he topped the list with 36 points to win the A flight and his first Green Jacket.Grant Pride, on his annual holiday from Australia, came in with 34 points for second. Andrew Purdie is a bigger hitter and he scored 33 points for third spot, while consistent Andrew Kelleher, who is going home soon, took fourth place with 30 points after winning a countback. C Flight (18+)1st Place – Bryan Barrell (34) – 33 pts2nd Place – Gordon Laviolette (24) – 31 pts3rd Place – Tony Karakatsanis (24) – 29 pts c/back4th Place – Joe Earls (18) – 29 pts c/backMike Firkin scored just 7 points on the front nine (after wearing the Green Jacket on Wednesday). This time it was the green ‘silly hat’.The Wow moment came when the winner of the ‘wig’, for the lowest score of the day, was announced as 9 handicapper and second place getter last Monday, James Hudson. We could not believe it and we think he was a bit shocked as well. However, we have all managed to wear it at some time, James.This course looks easy but looks can be deceiving. Regardless, we will return again on March 30.Best Front Nine (non-winners) Keith Melbourne 19 ptsBest Back Nine (non-winners) Masa Sugaya 15 pts c/back We had 50 players out and the cut for flights was surprisingly low Friday, so eyebrows were raised with some of the placings in B flight.Jon Dean took first place with 33 points ahead of Mike Ehlert and Phil Ashton who finished in that order after countback at the 32 points mark.Dave Heyes, in his first hit this trip, filled fourth spot after winning a countback at 30 points.Bryan Barrell can find a little extra something at times and today was one of them. He won C flight with 33 points, a good effort.Gordon Laviolette, in his final game this trip, took second with 31 points.Another countback was needed for the next placings where Tony Karakatsanis, another holiday maker, found his 29 points better than Joe Earl’s 29 points. Near pins A flight: Grant Pride (x2), David Pettit, Phil AshtonNear pins B flight: Joe Carroll, Bryan Barrell, Derek Phillips, Kerry MarshallA Flight (0-11)1st Place – Chris Paterson (8) – 36 pts2nd Place – Grant Pride (6) – 34 pts3rd Place – Andrew Purdie (8) – 33 pts4th Place – Andrew Kelleher (10) – 30 pts c/backB Flight (12-17)1st Place – Jon Dean (12) – 33 pts2nd Place – Mike Ehlert (12) – 32 pts c/back3rd Place – Phil Ashton (12) – 32 pts4th Place – Dave Heyes (14) – 30 pts c/back Promoted ContentbrainberriesWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?brainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesIt’s Time To Show How Bad Some Women Can Really BebrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldbrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesThe Adorable Model For Simba In The Lion King RemakebrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesTop 8 Most Fun Sylvester Stallone MoviesbrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesThe Network’s Greatest Shows On HBObrainberriesbrainberries A flight winner Chris Paterson with James Hudson (L) and Mike Firkin (R).PSC Pattaya Links Golf SocietyFriday, March 6 Eastern Star StablefordIn the week and a half since we last visited Eastern Star, oh, how things have changed. Most players signed up for this day not aware that the price here had come down by 250 baht, so it was a nice surprise to start the day. Loading…Sponsored Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Mysterious Discoveries From All Around The World7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love Withlast_img read more

Serena dominates Azarenka to win Italian Open

first_imgSerena Williams returns the ball to Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka during their final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, May 19. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)by Andrew DampfROME (AP) — Serena Williams won her fourth consecutive title of the year in dominating fashion Sunday, beating third-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-3 in the Italian Open final.The top-ranked American will enter the French Open, which starts next Sunday, on a career-best 24-match winning streak.Williams was coming off consecutive titles in Miami; Charleston, South Carolina; and Madrid last week.She didn’t drop a set while winning this title.Williams’ only previous title at this clay-court event came in 2002, when she beat Justine Henin in the final.That was also the year she won her only title at Roland Garros. Last year in Paris, Williams lost in the opening round of a major for the first time, falling to 111th-ranked Virginie Razzano of France.Later, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were renewing their rivalry in the men’s final at the Foro Italico.On a pleasant spring day, Williams immediately took control by breaking Azarenka’s serve twice to take a 3-0 lead in the opening set.The 15-time Grand Slam winner slugged winners at will off both Azarenka’s first and second serves, stepping into the court to dictate play at every opportunity.Azarenka grew distraught at the end of the first set, twice slamming her racket on the court in desperation.After trading breaks midway through the second set, Williams took control again when Azarenka double faulted to hand her a 5-3 lead. Williams then served out the match at love and let out a big scream when she unleashed a backhand winner down the line to close it out.Williams held a massive 41-12 edge in winners and served nine aces to Azarenka’s none.Williams improved to 12-2 in her career against Azarenka, who spent 51 weeks at No. 1 before Williams reclaimed the top spot in February.Williams had twice won 21 matches in a row before, although both of those runs came more than a decade ago, in 2002 and the beginning of 2003.Martina Navratilova established the longest women’s winning run in the Open Era at 74 matches in 1984.At 31, Williams is back at the top of her game after missing 11 months in 2010 and 2011 with a right foot injury and a pulmonary embolism.It was Azarenka’s first final since beating Williams for the title in February at Doha, Qatar. That followed the Belarussian’s Australian Open victory. Since then, Azarenka has been slowed by right ankle and left foot injuries.It was the 51st title of Williams’ career. Navratilova also holds the record in that category with a seemingly insurmountable 167 titles. Williams moved within two titles of matching Monica Seles for ninth on the all-time list.Wiilliams was already first among active players and now has seven more titles than her sister Venus, who is second on the list and watched the final from the stands.Earlier in the women’s doubles final, Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan and Peng Shuai of China upset the top-ranked Italian pair of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci 4-6, 6-3, 10-8. Your comments are welcome.Follow us on Twitter us on Facebook our mobile app at read more

Seeking Help Post-Sandy is an ‘Opportunity to Build Strength’

first_imgBy Wendy DePedro Recent weeks have highlighted the strength and resiliency of thousands of Monmouth County residents as they found ways to cope with the aftermath of Sandy and levels of stress in their lives that some could have never imagined.As the days of our recovery process turn into weeks and move into months, some in our community may need additional help with emotional healing. Dealing with the emotional consequences may help reduce the possibility of long-term problems. So important are the techniques for managing stress and anxiety and advice on staying connected to others.Sometimes just asking “do you have someone you can talk to; or have you considered talking to someone about the difficulties you might be incurring” can lead someone in the right direction of feeling better and able to cope. Once that need for additional assistance is identified, whether it is by the individuals themselves or by family members and friends, it is important to know that after Sandy there are resources to help with emotional recovery.In Monmouth County there are a number of organizations along with county and state offices that are leading the way and providing needed resources.For an initial response to determine the emotional needs of impacted individuals there is a team on the ground in Monmouth County through the NJ Hope and Healing campaign that can be reached at 877-294-HELP (4357).Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton has reactivated its Office of Disaster Response. Their toll-free number is 1-800-652-2080. Anyone from Monmouth, Ocean, Burling­ton or Mercer counties affected by Hurricane Sandy can contact the program. Visit Services are expected to include: disaster case management, financial assistance, trauma counseling, and financial counseling and donation management. Ser­vices are being provided at Monmouth Counseling Services, 145 Maple Ave., Red Bank.The Mental Health Associ­ation of Monmouth County (MHA) has a team of 70 local therapists/counselors who are volunteering their time to provide free counseling to any local residents in need. Individuals who need help can call the Mental Health Association at 732-542-6422. MHA intake staff will then link that person directly to one of the mental health professionals on the list. Services are provided free of charge and arrangements for home visits or a convenient location in the community are an option. Visit Way of Monmouth County has launched Rebuild Monmouth, which is coordinating and overseeing the countywide volunteer effort and long-term recovery assistance including all their affiliated organizations. Visit They also have an information and referral service for all questions about basic needs like food, housing and health care to legal services, drug treatment, jobs assistance, child care, mental health services, transportation, financial assistance and a lot more. Just dial 2-1-1 or call toll free 877-NJ2114U (877-652-1148), or visit It’s free and totally confidential.Monmouth County Divi­sion of Mental Health and Addictions for local mental health information and referral. They can be contacted at 732-431-7200. MCDMA is facilitating a one-hour session for the general public from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, on the topic of “Emotional Healing from Sandy: Healthy Coping Skills and Available Resources” at the new Monmouth Con­nection offices, 3544 Route 66, Neptune.For up-to-date county disaster information you may visit is also important to note that many people know that they need help but do not know how to go about seeking assistance. In some situations they may be hesitant, believing that they should be able to handle these newfound challenges on their own. The effects of traumatic events can be shortened and resolved when numerous supports are available to individuals and their loved ones.Seeking support is not a sign of weakness but an opportunity to build resili­ence, not only to cope with current challenges but also to build the strength necessary to move on with whatever else comes in the future. Depending on the need, please call the resources listed above.At the Mental Health Associ­ation and our nationwide affiliate Mental Health America we believe “there is no health without mental health.” The resources are vast in our county and your local communities, please use them. Emotional health resources are readily available in Monmouth Countycenter_img Wendy DePedro is the executive director of the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County.last_img read more