Humble Guardiola hails Liverpool, vows to learn from mistakes

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola congratulated Liverpool and manager Juergen Klopp on winning their first league title in 30 years, but was left ruing some earlier results that gave the Reds the chance to end their drought.Needing a win to keep their extremely slim chances of retaining the Premier League title alive, Guardiola’s side lost 2-1 away to Chelsea on Thursday despite a superb free-kick goal by Kevin De Bruyne.”Congratulations for Liverpool fans, the manager, the players. Well deserved, good champions,” Guardiola told a news conference at Stamford Bridge. “This season we dropped points at the beginning, some unfairly and some because we made mistakes like today. We’ve got to be more consistent,” the 49-year-old explained as he looked back on the season.”Two seasons ago we were 25 points in front of Liverpool and the next season they recovered. Now we’ve got to recover.”Christian Pulisic had given Chelsea the lead and they secured the win through a Willian penalty after Fernandinho was sent off for handling the ball on the goal-line.”It is not easy to attack Chelsea with their physicality in their team. Unfortunately we conceded mistakes and at this level against this quality it is difficult. We played until the end with a huge personality,” Guardiola said.The Spanish coach added that he was proud of his side, who will host newly-crowned champions Liverpool in their next league game on July 2, and that they would learn from their mistakes.”We can now say the last ten competitions we played, we won eight titles. That’s never happened before in this country. You cannot win all the time,” he said.”We have to take a little bit of perspective, be humble and say we can’t win all the time. We have to learn to avoid this situation again.”  Topics :last_img read more

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COVID-19 task force urges regional poll candidates to campaign online

first_imgThe National COVID-19 task force has urged the election organizers to prohibit direct campaign rallies in the upcoming simultaneous regional elections and turn to online or broadcasted campaigns instead to curb the coronavirus transmission during the elections slated to take place on Dec. 9.Taskforce chief Doni Monardo said the hardest task during the elections was to prevent crowds.[Regional elections] are a celebration of democracy that brings people together. The KPU [General Elections Commission] has limited rallies to a maximum of 100 people, but some candidates have violated this,” he said on Tuesday during a hearing with House of Representatives Commission VIII, which oversees social affairs. “Some of our recommendations to reduce crowds are making the candidates campaign virtually and utilize public television broadcaster TVRI and radio RRI.”In addition to banning campaign rallies, the task force would also recommend voters to use gloves and hand sanitizer on voting day and limit the number of people allowed at each polling station as well as the voting time.Read also: Regional races ‘can’t wait until the pandemic is over’: State Palace says amid criticismDoni, who is also the head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), said the task force would finalize its recommendations and present them to Home Minister Tito Karnavian and Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD.He added that the public should be wise in selecting regional candidates by also looking at their compliance with the COVID-19 health protocols, noting the need for unity to protect each other as the pandemic had shown no signs of ending anytime soon.“There’s not an inch of land that is safe in a country where people are still exposed to COVID-19. This ping-pong pattern will occur when there are areas [with infected people]. There’s no territorial boundary for COVID-19. It will definitely spread if we can’t guard ourselves,” he said.The Home Ministry and election organizers on Monday agreed to revise a KPU regulation that allows candidates to hold rallies and concerts during the campaign trail, as it is deemed counterproductive to the country’s efforts to curb COVID-19 transmission. The KPU said it would also increase the number of voting booths and polling stations for December’s regional elections.Topics :last_img read more

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Boskalis Continues Subsea Push as VBMS Stays Busy

first_imgRoyal Boskalis Westminister is proceeding with a plan set out earlier this year to boost its presence in the subsea services market, after posting solid results in the segment in the third quarter of 2017.In the Corporate Business Plan 2017-2019, Boskalis stated that strengthening its market position in the area of subsea services is an important objective, towards which the company took the first step with the acquisition of subsea survey specialist Gardline mid-August.Additionally, Boskalis recently acquired the diving support vessel DSV Constructor and is currently in negotiations for the purchase of the existing SAT DSV.The company reports that subsea services utilization levels remained stable in Q3, with vessels also being deployed internally on offshore wind farms and unexploded ordnance clearance projects.Regarding the more project-related activities, VBMS and its cable-laying activities can look back on another busy period in which they made a substantial contribution to the division’s results, Boskalis said.At the end of October, VBMS won the Borssele Beta export cables installation contract valued EUR 70 million.Overall, Boskalis said that the company’s offshore energy results in the third quarter of 2017 were in line with expectations.The revenue and the segment results were lower compared to previous quarters, which Boskalis sees as a result of poor conditions in the oil and gas sector.last_img read more

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Antique seeks to extend use of schools as quarantine facilities

first_imgThe Sibalom National High School in Sibalom, Antique is currently being used as a patient care center for Antiqueños who are required to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine. Gov. Rhodora Cadiao requested to the Department of Education to allow local government units extend their use of schools as coronavirus disease 2019 isolation facilities. SIBALOM LGU VIA PNA League of Municipalities in the Philippines-Antique Chapter president and Libertad town mayor Mary Jean Te said the request has been officially made on May 19 through a letter sent by the office of Gov. Rhodora Cadiao to DepEd secretary Leonor Briones. “The request was made due to the fact that there are still Antiqueños who need to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine after coming home from other places, said Te. “Our school board this year 2020 has only about P500,000 as fund,” Said Te. Meanwhile, Te admitted she feels a bit scared with the proposal of DepEd to start the enrollment already on June 1. Teachers in this province already need to prepare their classrooms prior to the enrollment period. According to Te, there were 578 Antiqueño sugar migrants working in Negros Occidental who arrived in this province on May 19.“There are still more sugar migrants coming home aside from the other Antiqueños who are from Manila and other places,” she said. For her part, DepEd Antique Division superintendent Dr. Felisa Beriong said the initial request for the use of schools as quarantine facilities was from April 23 to May 31 only. “There are 44 DepEd schools right now in this province that were approved as isolation facilities but only until May 31,” said Beriong,The previous request was only approved by the regional director, she added.According to Beriong, Briones will be the one to approve the request made by the provincial government, considering there will already be a month-long enrollment on June 1 to 30. “Some barangays in Libertad already have internet connections, but not all have access yet,” she added. She said the enrollment and the eventual start of classes in August could expose the students to COVID-19.“It would be quite difficult for the pupils to observe safe social distancing, especially when they have classes already,” Te said. Libertad – fifth class municipality with 19 barangays – is the adjacent town of Pandan, which until now has confirmed cases of the virus. Te said DepEd Antique Division’s plan to provide modular session to students, however, would be a good alternative since their Libertad LGU could not afford to provide the students the needed computer sets. SAN JOSE, Antique – The provincial government has requested the Department of Education (DepEd) to allow local government units (LGUs) to continue using the public schools as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)  isolation facilities for until June 30. Under modular learning, students would be required to go to school two or three times a week only. The rest of the days will be for them to work their activity sheets prepared by the teachers.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

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Tennis Battle of The Bulldogs Goes To Centerville

first_imgThe Batesville Boy’s Varsity Tennis team lost to Centerville 4-1 on Tuesday.#1 Singes- Beau Brown was defeated by Craig Lair 4-6, 2-6#2 Singles- Ben Schwettman was defeated by Nolan Witte 0-6, 1-6#3 Singles- Spenver Rose was defeated by Skyler Benedict 0-6, 1-6#1 Doubles- Harsh Patel and Paul Ritter defeated Justyn North & Blake Shook 6-2, 6-3#2 Doubles- Jonathan Kunkel and Will Harmeyer were defeated by Josh Duke and Nathan Cheek 1-6, 0-6In JV action, Batesville won 4-1. Sam Giesting, Cooper Williams, and Lane Westerfeld won in singles. In doubles, Jacob Christie and Mitch Esser were winners.The Varsity is now 2-1 while the JV improves to 3-0. Both teams will play at South Dearborn on Thursday.Courtesy of Batesville Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img

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Richardson joins Villa

first_imgAston Villa have announced the signing of former Fulham wide man Kieran Richardson. The 29-year-old, who can play on the left side of defence or midfield, has put pen to paper on a two-year contract at Villa Park with a further year’s option. Richardson has won eight senior England caps, scoring two goals, with his last appearance for his country coming in 2006. His brief time as a full international came while he was with Manchester United, the club for whom he made his professional debut in 2002. Richardson’s stint with the Red Devils also saw him spend half the 2004/05 season on loan at Villa’s midlands rivals West Brom. After 81 United appearances over five seasons – in which he scored 11 goals for them – he went on to have a five-year spell with Sunderland between 2007 and 2012, playing 149 games and netting 15 times. He has been with Fulham for the last two campaigns and leaves with a record of 48 appearances and six goals. Villa boss Paul Lambert said on avfc.co.uk: “Kieran will complement many of the players here well with what he brings. “He will add pace, a great deal of experience and he knows the Barclays Premier League. He’s played a lot of games for a lad who has yet to turn 30. “The grounding he gained at Manchester United has stood him in good stead and he knows what it is to compete in this league and to win things and that’s important. “I’m delighted he’s joined us and we’re really looking forward to working with him.” Richardson said: “Villa Park has always been my favourite stadium out of all of the stadiums in which I’ve played in the Premier League. “It’s got great atmosphere, the fans are magnificent and I’m really looking forward to playing here. I know I’m going to love it.” In coming to Villa, Richardson is being reunited with the club’s new assistant boss Roy Keane, who was the manager who brought him to Sunderland and was also his team-mate at United. Richardson said: “Roy is top-drawer, outstanding as a player and excellent at man-management. He tells you how it is, which is good for players, and I’m delighted to be working with him again. “I’m looking forward to working with the manager, too. He wants to play attacking football, he wants the team going forward and that’s great. I haven’t worked with him before, so I’m excited to start working with him now.” He added: “For myself, I’m happy wherever I’m playing on the pitch, whether that’s left-back, left wing or centre midfield, even behind the striker. “I’m happy to play wherever I’m needed. I’ve played in most positions – sometimes that can be a curse, sometimes that can be a good thing, but hopefully I can nail down a position here at the club.” Villa have also added defender Philippe Senderos and midfielder Joe Cole to their playing squad this summer. When Richardson signed for Fulham in 2012 it was on a three-year deal with an additional year’s option, but there was no mention from Villa in their announcement on Friday about a fee. Reports have suggested the player had the final year of his contract with the Cottagers – who were relegated from the Barclays Premier League last season – cancelled by mutual consent. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Walsh reveals Champion dilemma

first_img Press Association Walsh blogged on www.paddypower.com: “If I pick the wrong one it will be a sickener – and that’s my biggest fear at the moment. “I’d sooner be second to The New One (or whoever) than get it wrong between Hurricane Fly and Faugheen. “If I pick the right one and it gets beaten it’ll be disappointing enough. “If you pick the wrong one and finish third and the other finishes second that doesn’t matter – you weren’t going to win anyway. “But it’s that moment when you pass the post and know you could have ridden the winner that is agony. That disappointment in yourself as a professional for getting it wrong. “It happened to me before in 2008 when I was first jockey to Paul Nicholls. Denman beat Kauto Star in an epic Gold Cup tussle. “It wasn’t that I’d lost out on the glory or the prestige of the Gold Cup to Sam Thomas or anything – it was that I’d picked the wrong one (Kauto Star) when I had the choice. “This year’s Champion Hurdle is as close as I’ve come to a decision like that – and I just hope I get it right. “In time, of course, the disappointment passes because you’re part of a team and the stable has won. But for that half hour or so after the result and maybe a little longer – it’s agony. “That’s why I’m leaving my Champion Hurdle decision until as late as possible.” Ruby Walsh is dreading being on the wrong one in the StanJames Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in a fortnight.center_img Walsh is in the envious position of having the choice between dual winner Hurricane Fly or red-hot favourite Faugheen. He was in a similar position seven years ago when faced with the choice of Denman or Kauto Star in the Gold Cup and he called that one wrong. last_img read more

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Injured Rafael Nadal withdraws from Brisbane International

first_imgBrisbane: Spain’s Rafael Nadal on Wednesday pulled out of the Brisbane International with a left thigh injury.The 32-year-old was set to play his 2019 opening match in Brisbane against France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, reports Efe.“I did an MRI and it shows a small scaring on my left thigh. I tried to play, I wanted to play, but recommendations from the doctors (were otherwise),” Nadal said during a press conference. The world No. 2 played just nine tournaments last season, a year which was successful but plagued by physical problems.Nadal won his 11th title at the French Open and also emerged victorious at the Masters 1000 Monte Carlo, Rome and Toronto, but had to leave both the Australian and US Open due to injury.“I know it is tough. I cannot thank enough the people who support me in my career – especially the tough moments,” he concluded. (IANS)Also Read: Rafael Nadal declares himself ready for his 2019 opening matchlast_img read more

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‘In the presence of greatness’ – Root praises Stokes

first_img… Star all-rounder the toast of English cricket once again after starring with bat and ball in victory over West Indies at Old TraffordENGLAND skipper Joe Root believes his team is “in the presence of greatness” with star all-rounder Ben Stokes in their side.Stokes was England’s match-winner in their series-levelling victory over the West Indies in Manchester, becoming the first English player to score more than 250 runs and take more than two wickets in a single Test.In 16 Tests since the start of 2019, Stokes averages 55 with the bat and 28 with the ball having last year steered his side to a historic World Cup win as well as a memorable Test victory over Australia at Headingley.After England secured a 113-run win at Old Trafford on Monday, with Stokes starring with both bat and ball on the final day, Root labelled his vice-captain “Mr Incredible”.Everyone understands we are watching a player at the peak of his powers, at the peak of world cricket,” Root said.“Without trying to pump his tyres too much, we are in the presence of greatness.“He’s a genuinely all-round player, something that you don’t see in world cricket. You see guys who have certain strengths, either batting or bowling. But he’s someone you can turn to in any situation.”The Old Trafford Test was dominated by Stokes, who was on the field for all but 51 of the 350 overs in the match, playing contrasting innings with the bat and making vital breakthroughs with the ball.His first-innings 176, the slowest of his 10 Test hundreds, was followed by a quick-fire 78 not out from just 57 balls as an opener in the second innings as England chased quick runs, the fastest ever Test half-century by an England opener.His three wickets in the match all came at crucial junctures, two of them breaking partnerships of 76 and 100 respectively, the highest the Windies enjoyed in the Test.“He’s got so many different skills that he brings to the team,” Root said.Stokes gets inventive as England punish Windies“He’s played a role for us this game with the ball. You can use him in a completely different way as well.“He just seems to get better and better. I think one thing that this game showed more than others is his ability to read different situations. He can do so many roles with the bat. You look at the rest of the game – his impact with the ball. He made something happen when nothing was.“To have such a complete game in so many different gears and modes at your disposal allows you the ability to keep getting better. Most importantly, if he keeps reading the situations as he is, there’s no reason we can’t continue to see such brilliant performances as we have done this week.“There’s drive to get better. The sky is the limit. There’s no reason he can’t keep performing so consistently.”Most importantly for England just days out from the series decider, starting on Friday, Stokes says he’ll be fit to play in the final Test despite pulling up sore partway through his 15th over on the final day.“I’m fine,” Stokes told Sky Sports. “Just the body started to get quite stiff.“I said to Broady (Stuart Broad), ‘the body’s starting to stiffen up, what do you reckon?’ and he said, ‘just stop’. Three or four years ago against Pakistan I had the same thing and I ended up blowing my calf so I didn’t want to take that risk.“Obviously, I’ll give everything to the team, whatever is asked of me.”(Cricket.com.au)last_img read more

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Annenberg celebrates 100th birthday of Norman Corwin, Writer in Residence

first_imgNorman Corwin has been working longer than many people will live.Corwin, currently the Annenberg Writer in Residence, began his career in journalism at age 17. On May 3, Corwin will celebrate his 100th birthday.100 candles · Norman Corwin, Annenberg Writer in Residence, greets friends and admirers at Annenberg’s reception in honor of Corwin’s 100th birthday. About 65 people attended. – Brandon Hui | Daily Trojan About 65 people, including faculty members, former students and fans, gathered at Annenberg on Thursday to mark the occasion. It was only fitting, as Corwin said Annenberg is where he has had some of his best experiences.“I’ve been at USC for 37 years; the entire experience has been my favorite memory,” Corwin said. “Teaching is my favorite achievement.”Corwin began his career as a print journalist. After 10 years in the newspaper industry, Corwin emerged as a celebrated writer, director and producer for radio on CBS, hosting shows including “We Hold These Truths” and “On a Note of Triumph.”“Corwin has been one of the great writers over the last 100 years,” said Geoff Cowan, an Annenberg professor and former dean of the school. “He elevated the level of discourse within this school and throughout the country.”Friends, colleagues and former students shared memories of Corwin at the birthday party Thursday, swapping stories and discussing how Corwin affected their lives.Hershl Hartman, the education director for the Sholem Community, a secular Jewish community in Los Angeles, said Corwin had a profound impact on him.“I am now 80. He has inspired me since I was 14,” Hartman said. “For those few who know him personally, he brought radio from its sea of soap into a pantheon of American poetry.”Hartman recounted a memory he had of Corwin as a teenager.“In 1946, when I was 16, we turned on the radio to hear a broadcast hosted by the New York Herald Tribune,” said Hartman. “By the third word, my parents said, ‘that’s Paul Robeson speaking.’ By the second sentence, I said, ‘Those are Corwin’s words.’”Joe Saltzman, an Annenberg professor, had a lot to share about his friendship with Corwin.“I can see him directing one radio script after another,” Saltzman said. “But Corwin’s words are so unique that you know it’s him speaking after one sentence.”Saltzman said he was responsible for asking Corwin to teach at USC. After Corwin attended the school, he said, he never looked back.In his time at USC, Corwin had a profound impact on a number of students.Lucy Lee, an Annenberg graduate in 1988 and one of Corwin’s students, was among the many students affected by Corwin.“I represent the thousands of students that Norman has touched,” she said. “I’ve been his student all my life. He was one of the 10 people at my parents’ wedding.”Lee remarked that his teaching style was unique.“The power of praising students for what they do well is so potent. Norman is a master of celebrating what you do well,” she said.Lee said people like Corwin will always be in demand.“What’s missing from today’s journalism is the world context,” Lee said. “Norman is a student of the world. I think we lost some of that — to be observant of the world. That’s great journalism, and that’s Norman.”Now, Lee works with Corwin as a member of the USC faculty.“It has been my greatest privilege to be his colleague,” Lee said. “It’s been a great thrill for me.”At the conclusion of the reception, Cowan read a letter from President Steven B. Sample congratulating Corwin on his lifelong accomplishments and contribution to the school.“I was impressed,” Corwin said to the guests at the end of the reception, remarking on the comments from the speakers. “I couldn’t have written any of that better myself.”Annenberg Dean Ernest Wilson delivered his own remarks to Corwin, summing up the impact of his legacy.“Corwin’s work has always been associated with something we take seriously here at this school — great writing,” Wilson said. “Your insightful body of work has been ensured into the American consciousness. You are truly a literary treasure.”last_img read more

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