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  • Why Liverpool signed Fabinho over Arsenal star Lucas Torreira and Chelsea midfielder Jorginho

    first_img Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Liverpool signed Fabinho rather than Lucas Torreira and Jorginho (Picture: Getty)Liverpool rejected the chance to sign current Arsenal and Chelsea stars Lucas Torreira and Jorginho to prioritise a deal for Fabinho, according to reports.Brazilian midfielder Fabinho spent three productive years at Monaco and won a Ligue 1 title before completing a £39million move to Anfield last summer.The 25-year-old took time to adapt to Premier League football but improved as the season went on and helped Liverpool win the Champions League and finish second in the Premier League.Fabinho has largely impressed this season, starting three of Liverpool’s four matches, with his side enjoying a perfect start to the new campaign to climb to the top of the table.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Liverpool were keeping tabs on Jorginho at the time (Picture: Getty)Jorginho also joined the Premier League around this time last year, leaving Napoli to join Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.Liverpool proved too strong for Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday, beating Unai Emery’s side 3-1 thanks to a Mohamed Salah brace and a Joel Matip header.Speaking after the win, Klopp said: ‘It was a performance full of power, energy, greed and passion, which I think you need against a team like Arsenal.‘The last 10 minutes I saw the possession – 53 to 47% or something like that – but over 80 minutes it must have been completely different. We were completely in charge of the game.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Top articles Read More Skip Ad / PLAY SPONSORED Video Settings Advertisement Read More Read More 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 CityLiverpool initially expressed interest in signing Fabinho in 2013 when the then-teenager was on loan at Real Madrid Castilla.Scouts from Anfield were then impressed by Fabinho during Monaco’s title-winning season in 2016-17, with Jurgen Klopp informed he would be an ideal addition, both on and off the field.According to The Athletic, Liverpool were also keeping tabs on Torreira and Jorginho at the time but Fabinho’s physical presence meant he emerged as the Reds’ primary target.Uruguay international Torreira was playing for Italian side Sampdoria at the time and made a £26.4m move to Arsenal last summer.center_img Coming Next Full Screen Why Liverpool signed Fabinho over Arsenal star Lucas Torreira and Chelsea midfielder Jorginho by Metro About Connatix V67539 Metro Sport ReporterMonday 26 Aug 2019 1:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Comment Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Fabinho was preferred to over Torreira (Picture: Getty) Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal: Jurgen Klopp press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:51FullscreenLiverpool 3-1 Arsenal: Jurgen Klopp press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/liverpool-3-1-arsenal-jurgen-klopp-press-conference-1992222/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. 1 min. story 1/1 Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Goading, filming of teachers ‘particularly nasty’

    first_imgOtago Daily Times 18 Nov 2011School pupils are deliberately goading their teachers to breaking point and then posting film of the resulting meltdowns online. More than one in 10 New Zealand teachers have been or know a victim of “cyberbaiting”, says the Online Family Report published by internet security company Norton. Secondary Principals’ Association president Patrick Walsh said it was extremely worrying and frustrating for teachers who became victims. “It’s not a major problem … but when it does happen, it’s particularly nasty and insidious, and particularly damaging to the teacher’s reputation and wellbeing.”The survey also found 25% of New Zealand teachers were friends with pupils on social networks. But 85% of all teachers believed such friendships exposed them to risks. Mr Walsh said he was about to put out a president’s comment to principals next week on the issue.The disciplinary tribunal of the Teachers’ Council, of which Mr Walsh is a member, had noticed inappropriate teacher-pupil relationships often started through text-message or Facebook contact. “It leads to a breakdown in the professional relationship between students and teachers. So unless it’s for professional reasons, we would caution against that.” Mr Lyon said many teachers used social media to bolster pupils’ learning, but it could be safest to create a distinct profile to do so. The Norton report was compiled after more than 19,000 adults, children aged between 8 and 17, and teachers in 24 countries filled out online surveys in February and March.http://www.odt.co.nz/source/nz-herald/187135/goading-filming-teachers-particularly-nastylast_img read more

  • Jerry L. Shelton

    first_imgJerry L. Shelton, 77, of Elrod passed away at 11:45pm Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. He was born at Milan on September 2, 1938 the son of Frank Leroy and Mildred Mae Johnson Shelton. Survivors include two sons Andy Shelton of Osgood and Mark (Lupe) Shelton of Vacaville, California; one daughter Polly (Tony) Woods of North Vernon; 4 grandchildren; one brother William (Mary) Shelton of Osgood; three sisters Judy (William) Jackson of Greendale, Ethel Herrin of Lynn, and Connie Shelton of Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Rita Mae Shelton. Mr. Shelton was a 1956 graduate of Milan High School. He was employed with Schenleys in Lawrenceburg for 29 years and retired from Fernald Feed Materials Production Center near Harrison, Ohio. Jerry had attended the Washington Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 12th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Michael Cammack of the Bethany Baptist Church in Osgood officiating. Burial will be in the Washington Cemetery at Elrod. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Washington Cemetery or the Activities Fund of the Manderley Health Care Center in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

  • Dick Advocaat quits Sunderland role

    first_img Press Association Sport understands the former Holland boss, who refused to discuss his future after the game, had decided to go whatever the result. It leaves the Black Cats in a state of flux once again with sporting director Lee Congerton understood to be working a period of notice after tendering his resignation. But as he departed, Advocaat said: “I want to thank everyone who has stood behind me. This is a very special football club with so many great people, but I feel it is the right time to do this – not for me, but for the club. “I have made the decision to go after only eight games as I felt it was important to give everyone time to turn things around – like we did last year. I am thankful to the chairman (Ellis Short) for understanding my feelings and I remain on good terms with everyone at the club. “I wish Ellis, Lee, all of the staff, players and of course the supporters, who made me feel so welcome here, the very best of luck for the rest of the season. I have some wonderful memories to take with me and I hope I will return to see everybody again in the future.” Advocaat’s number two Zeljko Petrovic has also left the club. Short, who is now embarking on the search for a replacement, said: “I am truly saddened by Dick’s decision, but I respect him for his honesty and for doing what he feels is right for the club. “He is a man of integrity and a true football person. He was hugely respectful of the club in taking this decision and he acted 100 per cent in our best interests. Dick Advocaat has left his job as Sunderland’s head coach just four months after being persuaded to delay his retirement plans for a year. “It is also testament to his character that he has foregone any kind of a financial settlement, something which is very unusual in football. “I want to place on record my sincere thanks to Dick. He will be remembered with great affection by everyone at Sunderland and there will always be a warm welcome for him here at the Stadium of Light. “While this isn’t a situation any of us envisaged being in, what is important now is that we regroup quickly and focus on the rest of the season.” Former Black Cats defender Sam Allardyce, who has been taking a break since leaving his post at West Ham at the end of last season, figures prominently on an early list of candidates being drawn up by Short. Sunderland are also considering up-and-coming managers, as they did when they appointed Paolo Di Canio and his successor Gus Poyet, with the names of Burnley’s Sean Dyche, Karl Robinson of MK Dons and Burton’s Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink having been mentioned in dispatches. Former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson is available, while there is a romantic school of thought touting Wearside goal hero Kevin Phillips as an outsider. However, Allardyce’s availability, proven track record and connections with the club make him an attractive proposition. The 60-year-old, who had a brief and ill-fated spell with derby rivals Newcastle earlier in his career, was linked with the job during the summer after Advocaat had rejected Short’s initial advances, but he admitted at the time that he was planning to take an extended break from football. Only time will tell if the vacancy at the Stadium of Light is the right one for Allardyce, but what is certain is that it is a big one. The current season is the club’s ninth since their return to the top flight under Roy Keane, and they are now looking for their seventh permanent manager or head coach since the former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland skipper resigned in December 2008. They can boast only one top-10 finish during that period – they secured 10th place with 47 points under Steve Bruce at the end of the 2010-11 campaign – and have flirted with relegation in each of the last three seasons with Di Canio, Poyet and Advocaat each dragging them back from the brink. Indeed, they have won just 26 of the 114 Premier League games they have played since the start of the 2012-13 season, and with the new £5.14billion broadcasting deal due to come into force next year, life back in the Sky Bet Championship is simply not an option. The international break will give the club time to recruit a replacement, who would ideally be in place some time before the trip to West Brom on October 17. His second game would be a home clash with the Magpies, who coincidentally provided the opposition for Di Canio, Poyet and Advocaat at the same stage of their respective tenures with all three enjoying famous victories. The 68-year-old Dutchman, who was parachuted in to mastermind a nine-game rescue mission at the end of the last campaign, has walked away with the club sitting in 19th place in the Barclays Premier League on three points after winning none of their opening eight fixtures following Saturday’s 2-2 draw with West Ham at the Stadium of Light. Advocaat’s departure was confirmed in a club statement which said: “Sunderland AFC has announced that Dick Advocaat has left his position as head coach at the club. The Dutchman informed the chairman of his decision to step down from his role and departs the Stadium of Light with immediate effect.” Press Associationlast_img read more

  • David Moyes on the hunt for a job despite ruling out Swansea position

    first_img “But the job for managers is nearly impossible now and, because of that, I think we’ve lost the plot a wee bit over the whole situation. “It’s difficult to have stability or vision at any club. I was fortunate to have my best years early on at Everton, but I had one good year and then one bad year until we sorted it out and got stable.” After his sobering eight-month spell as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at United ended in April 2014, Moyes attempted to rebuild his career in Spain’s Primera Division at Sociedad. It did not prove a success as Moyes spent just under a year in the Basque Country, but the 52-year-old said he was delighted to see Gary Neville recently take the plunge into coaching at Valencia. “When I went to Spain I hoped more British managers would follow,” Moyes said. “We keep importing foreign managers on these shores and I used to say to the LMA (League Managers Association) why can’t we send our best coaches abroad, especially the best leagues in Spain, Italy and Germany? “We’ve been struggling to get into those leagues, so I’m thrilled Gary’s gone out there. “It’s a chance for him to showcase British coaches but Gary will encounter difficulty at Valencia because it’s an incredibly tough club. “We played them last year and lost 2-0 and the press there were asking me after: ‘Do you think we can catch Barcelona and Real Madrid?’ “I told them: ‘No chance’. They see themselves as competing with Atletico Madrid, but that’s impossible as well because they’re a really good team. “But it’s a great challenge for Gary and he will experience things that he’s not seen before.” Moyes, the former Everton, Manchester United and Real Sociedad boss, has been heavily linked with succeeding Garry Monk, who was sacked on Wednesday after overseeing only one victory in 11 Barclays Premier League games at the Welsh club. But Moyes told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT: “I’m not interested in the (Swansea) job, I let that be known earlier in the week that it wasn’t for me. David Moyes says he is ready to get back into management despite ruling out a return at Swansea. Press Association “When I was in Spain I was getting offered numerous jobs to come back to England “And since I’ve lost my job I’ve had several offers to come back here as well as offers to go back abroad. “I want to spend Christmas at home with the family if I can, but if the right job comes up that really excites me I’m ready to go. “I don’t need a rest or a break, but I want to make sure the job is the right one.” Bookmakers made Moyes among the early favourites to succeed Monk, but the Scot feels the 36-year-old was unfortunate to lose his job at the Liberty Stadium after steering to a best eighth-placed Premier League finish last season. “Swansea have had a really good model,” Moyes said. “But if you ask people where you would expect Swansea to finish – I know they were exceptional, in the last few years they’ve done a great job – but I think most people would say if they could even get close to the top half they’d be doing well. “Garry is a young manager who had a good year. He was having a sticky patch like Jose Mourinho and should have been given the chance to put it right. last_img read more

  • Teen left with lungs like ‘a 70-year-old’s’ due to vaping

    first_imgAn 18-year-old student says doctors told him he now has the lungs of a ’70-year-old’ due to his vaping habits.Adam Hergenreder was hospitalized last month with a lung illness after vaping both nicotine and THC products for a little over a year.“It was scary to think about that — that little device did that to my lungs,” Adam saidand is worried that his lungs will never be 100% and that the illness has put an end to his wrestling career.“I was a varsity wrestler before this and I might not ever be able to wrestle because that’s a very physical sport and my lungs might not be able to hold that exertion. … It’s sad,” Adam said.The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has reported 450 possible cases of the mysterious lung illness due to vaping and at least 5 deaths related to that illness.Investigators have still not been able to pin point exactly which ingredients are causing the illnesses, however, the Trump administration announced Wednesday that they plan to ban the flavoring in the e-cigarettes.last_img read more

  • Drive-through Coronavirus Testing Begins Monday in West Palm Beach

    first_imgAn quick and safe way to test for coronavirus is coming to West Palm Beach this week.Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will begin Monday at FoundCare, Inc, located at 2330 S. Congress Ave.Residents must call before to make an appointment at (561) 967-0365. Those who meet the criteria for testing will be given an appointment and patient code.The phone line will be manned for screening and appointments weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.The patient will be instructed to self-quarantine at home while waiting for the test results, which can take from 48 to 72 hours. FoundCare staff will contact the patient with the results as soon as they are available.last_img

  • Controversy swirls around TTCB sex abuse investigation

    first_imgAn investigation into allegations of the sexual assault of a national youth cricketer by a local cricket official in Trinidad and Tobago is said to have been completed with the result to be made public soon, but not before the injection of additional controversy.Vice President of the TTCB Patrick Rampersad, told the Sunday Guardian said the matter was a sensitive one, and that was investigation was completed by a two-man committee and will soon be submitted to the executive of the TTCB. After that it will be made public.However, according to a press release from national league representative, Dinanath Ramnarine, the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) has been attempting to cover the matter up.“As members of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board, we are outraged to learn that the President of the TTCB, Mr. Azim Bassarath, received a complaint from the alleged victim five months ago which was promptly swept under the carpet,” the Ramnarine release said.“We wish to state categorically that at no time was anyone of us, as board members, informed by the TTCB leadership on this issue. We understand that, now that the allegation has been made public, TTCB President Mr. Azim Bassarath and Second Vice President, Mr. Lalman Kowlessar met with the player this morning and promised “action”. In light of their failure to act for five months, we have absolutely no confidence in anything being done and consider their response to be cheap public relations.”Ramnarine stated that the player filed a written report of sexual misconduct to the manager of the T&T Under 19 team on or around July 2016 during the Under 19 tournament in St. Vincent. Some time passed and the player noted that he did not get a response from the team manager and made inquiries as to what progress was being made.The manager reportedly replied saying he had submitted a copy of the report to the TTCB president about a week after they returned home. Further inquiries yielded no further news.last_img read more

  • England pick spinner Dom Bess in first Test 13-man squad

    first_imgENGLAND have named Dom Bess as their spinner in a 13-man squad for the first Test against West Indies, which begins on Wednesday.Off-spinner Bess is chosen ahead of Jack Leach and Moeen Ali who is not among the list of nine reserves.Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley and Joe Denly will be the top four in the absence of Joe Root, who misses out for the birth of his second child.Stokes will become England’s 81st Test skipper and the first all-rounder to take charge since Andrew Flintoff.One of his first decisions will be the make-up of the pace bowling attack, with the coronavirus lockdown that has prevented England from playing Test cricket since January resulting in a fully fit complement of fast bowlers.Pace bowlers James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and Chris Woakes will vie for what are likely to be three places in the team.Sam Curran, who may also have been in contention before falling ill during a practice match this week, is among the reserves.He is joined on the back-up list by fellow seamers Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, Olly Stone and Saqib Mahmood, and left-arm spinner Leach.Ben Foakes is the reserve wicketkeeper, while uncapped pair Dan Lawrence and James Bracey provide batting cover, meaning there is no place for Jonny Bairstow.Bairstow, like Moeen, could not do enough in the practice match to force his way into the reckoning.Worcestershire all-rounder Moeen had made himself available for Test cricket after taking a self-imposed break that began after being dropped during last summer’s Ashes series against Australia.That left Leach as England’s first-choice spinner, but when he fell ill during the winter Somerset team-mate Bess impressed in the series win in South Africa.The three-Test series with West Indies will be played behind closed doors and in a bio-secure environment in Southampton and Manchester. ANALYSISCricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew:This is a bigger squad than England take on winter tours, but such is the uncertainty over illness despite being locked in a bio-bubble that nine players will remain locked on site as reserves.It is interesting to see who hasn’t made it – Moeen and Bairstow – while Bess is rewarded for his performances in South Africa.Denly and Crawley will be in a play-off to survive when captain Root returns.ENGLAND squad: Ben Stokes (capt.), James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler (wkp.), Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.RESERVES: James Bracey, Sam Curran, Ben Foakes (wkp.), Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Saqib Mahmood, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, Olly Stone. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

  • Nwora Invites 15 Players for World Cup Qualifier

    first_imgD’Tigers Head Coach, Alex Nwora Ekene Ibekwe whose last appearance was at the 2016 Olympics in Rio and 34 year old Michael Umeh (2015 Afrobasket) with Italian serie A side Virtus Bologna have both been recalled to the fold.Team captain and Sichuan Blue Whales player, Ike Diogu alongside, Stanley Okoye, Alade Aminu, Iroegbu Ike, Ike Nwamu, Ayodeji Akindele, Mbamalu Bryant, Zana Talib and Braxton Ogbueze complete the list of players invitedNigeria will battle host- Côte d’Ivoire, Central African Republic and second placed Senegal with 16 points.Currently ranked 33 in the world and first in Africa, the D’Tigers on a 9 match unbeaten run according to Nwora will hope to finish the campaign on a high a boost the team’s rating before the World Cup draws.Alex Nwora said the preparation for the 2019 World Cup in China has started in earnest and it was imperative to give more quality players equal opportunity to fight for shirts.“We were the first country in the world to qualify for the World Cup and it is very important that we start our preparation early.”“The journey to get the team ready for the World Cup is a long one, but I am happy with the progress we have made so far.”According to the Secretary General of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Chimezie Asiegbu, players and Technical crew are expected to fly straight to Abidjan from the clubs for logistics reasons.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram D’Tigers Head Coach, Alex Nwora has invited 15 players for the last window of the 2019 FIBA Men’s World Cup qualifiers taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire starting on the 18th of FebruaryThe team is dominated by players who missed out of the last phase of the qualifiers campaign hosted in Lagos.Jekiri Tonye will likely make his debut for D’Tigers after missing out of action in the last window due to administrative reasons while Christopher Obekpa, Obinna Emegano and Efevhera Michael will also be making a return.last_img read more