Memorial shouldn’t be focused on hate

first_imgThe proposed site backs up to the Lishakill Preserve and creek in the back; on one side is the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. On the other is woods. The memorial will have a boxcar — closed but easily able to be broken into. The memorial won’t be fenced in, with not enough lights and no guard.The Niskayuna police have offered to conduct drive-throughs, but it won’t be enough. Our police force is small and we’re paying too much overtime as it is. I can see the site becoming a teenage party site, a place to deal drugs, even a gang hangout.I’ve lived on Route 7 for 52 years and have seen too many accidents. If commercial development is allowed, all ancillary roadways will be impacted by vehicles avoiding Route 7.Why not instead put the money toward improving and expanding the Holocaust Education Center on Washington Avenue Extension? The location is accessible from all Capital District cities and outlying areas and there’s a service road, ideal for school buses. I can’t believe Dr. Lozman and the Jewish Federation want this to become a hate issue. The issue is really zoning, safety and traffic. Let’s address and debate these three issues only.Margaret WexlerNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Some of our politicians and some people in favor of the Niskayuna Holocaust memorial have labeled residents who are against it anti-Semitic, anti-memorial and anti-education. This accusation makes me very sad and it’s untrue. This is a very simple issue. It only involves zoning, traffic and safety.Troy-Schenectady Road from Union Street to Vley Road in Colonie is residential, If we allow the  memorial to be built, we’re opening the door to other businesses, large and small, office buildings, other memorials. The town won’t be able to stop it.last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Friday, April 5

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionMohon not getting adequate state aidMohonasen schools are facing a budget crisis. Inadequate increases in Mohonasen’s state foundation aid, the base aid for New York’s schools, have left our district with difficult choices to make in the upcoming district budget.With the end of the state budget process, Mohonasen is a glaring example of what happens when the state underfunds our schools. The decisions at hand are not about how to expand our programs or extra-curricular activities to better serve our students; they’re about how many staff positions need to be cut and what programs need to be scaled back.Mohonasen is still owed about  $4 million in state foundation aid. The executive budget proposal called for just an $80,000 increase, to which state legislators added $58,000 in the final budget.We cannot keep reducing resources and services at the local level, which impacts our class sizes and our learning environment, because the state has not followed through on full funding of foundation aid. It’s not fair to our students, our parents and our entire school community.As educators, we strive to provide our students with every opportunity to succeed. After 33 years in the Mohonasen School District, I feel as if I’m at the apex of my career and still have much to give my students. However, without real state support, my fellow educators and I are forced to work against strong negative currents.The fix is simple. Fully fund our public schools. It’s time the state stepped up.Maria  S. PachecoSchenectadyThe writer is a teacher in the Mohonasen Central School District. America shouldn’t favor one religionIn Jim Norris’ March 21 letter, he complains that George Will’s column on March 17 was part of an attempt to “de-Christianize our good old United States of America.”This sounds as though he believes the United States should primarily be a Christian nation, and he thinks too many people are working against that.Actually, “the good old United States of America” is not quite what he is longing for. Let’s go back to that good old day when the First Amendment was written, and note that the first sentence therein states (paraphrasing): The government must remain neutral regarding religion, and may not favor one over another.George Washington was more explicit in his letter to the Tauro Synagogue in Providence, R.I., (again paraphrasing) that the idea of tolerance was not of one group granting other groups the privilege of being here, but rather that no one could have such discretion in the first place.What he calls de-Christianizing is actually the growing trend, especially among younger citizens, to reject religion altogether, mostly because it has become irrelevant to them.The only way he can increase the presence of Christianity in our country is to get more of the flock to return to their churches (of course without using government to help him). Spa day provided a touch of tendernessAs we all struggle with headlines evidencing a world about us which is stressful and worrisome, I was able to witness a genuinely human, praiseworthy outreach to a group of Baptist Health Nursing and Rehab residents on the morning of March 20.This facility is working hard to bring a tenderness to its residents.A spa day was highlighted in which ladies were fussed over, nails buffed and polished, feet and shoulders massaged. A sense of caring and touching conveyed in a way far from the hostilities of the outside world.To care about what it takes to make someone significant and feel good about themselves — such is the goal of the Baptist health care team. I was privileged to see a special sweet side of life.Nancyjane BattenScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18center_img We should be striving to reinforce the idea of the equality of all religions and atheism, not weaken it.Bob ScherClifton Parklast_img read more

El Gobernador Wolf anuncia subvenciones por $96 millones de dólares para pequeñas empresas afectadas por la COVID-19

first_img August 10, 2020 Economy,  Español,  Press Release Se abre el período de solicitud de la última ronda de financiación En el día de la fecha, el Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció que se han asignado subvenciones estatales por $96 millones de dólares a 4,933 pequeñas empresas de Pennsylvania que se vieron afectadas por la crisis de salud pública producida por la COVID-19 y la posterior orden de cierre de empresas.Empresas en todos los condados de Pennsylvania recibieron subvenciones en esta primera de dos rondas de financiación, y se otorgaron 2,512 subvenciones, o el 51%, a empresas históricamente desfavorecidas.“A medida que continuamos abordando esta crisis de salud pública, es crucial que también nos centremos en la recuperación económica de nuestro estado y en apoyar a nuestras pequeñas empresas en todo el estado, que continúan viéndose afectadas por las medidas de mitigación necesarias que hemos tomado”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Estos fondos ayudarán en gran medida a las pequeñas empresas, incluidas las empresas históricamente desfavorecidas, en el momento en que más lo necesitan”.Los fondos de la Asistencia a pequeñas empresas de todo el estado para aliviar la crisis por COVID-19 se desarrollaron en colaboración con los legisladores estatales y se asignaron a través del presupuesto estatal, que incluyó $2.6 mil millones de dólares en fondos de estímulo federal a través de la Ley federal de Ayuda, Alivio y Seguridad Económica por el Coronavirus (Ley CARES), de los cuales $225 millones se destinaron como medidas de alivio para pequeñas empresas.El Departamento de Desarrollo Comunitario y Económico (DCED, por sus siglas en inglés) distribuyó los fondos a las Instituciones Financieras de Desarrollo Comunitario de Pennsylvania (CDFI, por sus siglas en inglés), que administran las subvenciones a través de tres programas: $100 millones de dólares para el Programa de Revitalización de Empresas de la Calle Principal, $100 millones de dólares para el Programa de Revitalización de Empresas Históricamente Desfavorecidas y $25 millones de dólares para el Programa de Aplazamiento de Pago de Préstamos y Reserva para Pérdidas.“La pandemia de COVID-19 perjudicó inesperadamente a las pequeñas empresas en todo el estado, una circunstancia desafortunada e imprevista para la que no estábamos preparados”, dijo el Secretario del DCED, Dennis Davin. “Sin embargo, a través de las medidas colectivas de la Administración Wolf, la Asamblea General y la Red CDFI, las empresas más afectadas y en mayor riesgo de Pennsylvania podrán acceder a los fondos que necesitan para afianzar sus recursos y recuperar una base financiera sólida a medida que avanzamos en la recuperación”.La segunda y última ronda de financiación abre hoy desde hoy hasta las 11:59 p.m. del viernes 28 de agosto. Los solicitantes elegibles que no hayan recibido los fondos en la primera ronda no necesitan volver a presentar una solicitud ya que pasarán a la siguiente ronda para ser considerados. Encuentre más información sobre el Programa de Asistencia a pequeñas empresas de todo el estado para aliviar la crisis por COVID-19 e incluso cómo solicitarlo en el sitio de Internet del DCED.“La Red de la Institución Financiera de Desarrollo Comunitario de Pennsylvania (Red CDFI de Pennsylvania) asignó estos fondos para llegar a las empresas más pequeñas y vulnerables en todo el estado y recibimos una inmensa respuesta. En la primera ronda, recibimos cerca de 50,000 solicitudes y más de $860 millones de dólares en las solicitudes totales”, dijo Daniel Betancourt, Presidente de la Red CDFI de Pennsylvania, y Presidente y Director Ejecutivo de Community First Fund. “Estamos agradecidos de ser parte de este primer paso con el Gobernador Wolf y la Legislatura de Pennsylvania para recibir los recursos que tanto necesitan las pequeñas empresas que se han visto afectadas tan adversamente por la pandemia”.Las subvenciones se pueden usar para cubrir los gastos operativos durante el cierre y la transición a la reapertura, y para recibir asistencia técnica, que incluye la capacitación y la orientación de los propietarios de empresas a medida que se estabilizan y reabren sus negocios.“Estas subvenciones y el alivio que brindarán son testimonio de lo que podemos hacer cuando priorizamos las iniciativas adecuadas”, dijo el Senador estatal Vincent Hughes (Demócrata por Philadelphia, Montgomery), Presidente demócrata del Comité de Asignaciones del Senado. “Gracias a la colaboración y al enfoque colectivo, hoy pudimos ayudar a los talleres de carrocería, las peluquerías, los esteticistas, los propietarios de pizzerías, los establecimientos de comida soul y otros negocios en todo el estado. Es crucial entender que todavía existe una gran necesidad y que debemos continuar dirigiendo recursos y ayuda a nuestra comunidad de pequeñas empresas para ayudarla a recuperarse de la devastación de la pandemia”.“No podría estar más orgulloso o agradecido por el gran trabajo del DCED y la Red CDFI de Pennsylvania al brindar asistencia sustancial, justa, equitativa y basada en las necesidades a la calle principal de nuestro estado y a las pequeñas empresas históricamente desfavorecidas. El diseño de nuestro programa y la rendición de cuentas que proporcionan a los contribuyentes y a nuestros financistas federales es un modelo para la nación”, dijo el Senador estatal John Blake (Demócrata por Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe), Presidente demócrata del Comité de Finanzas del Senado. “Hago un llamamiento al Congreso de los Estados Unidos y a nuestros colegas de ambos partidos en Harrisburg para que reconozcan el éxito de este programa a la hora de asistir a las pequeñas empresas devastadas por la pandemia y que inviertan más en el programa para que podamos ayudar a más empresas”.“Nuestra comunidad empresarial se ha visto gravemente afectada por la pandemia de COVID-19 y necesita asistencia inmediata. El programa de subvenciones tiene la finalidad de ayudar a las pequeñas empresas a administrar los costos, manejar los gastos y mantenerse en funcionamiento en estos momentos excepcionalmente difíciles”, dijo el Senador estatal Jim Brewster (Demócrata por Allegheny, Westmoreland). “Desde que la COVID golpeó nuestro estado y debilitó nuestra comunidad empresarial, he estado promoviendo subvenciones para cubrir brechas y he solicitado millones en ayuda para las empresas y los trabajadores afectados. Las subvenciones de asistencia para pequeñas empresas son una de las herramientas que podemos usar para impulsar los negocios, mantener los puestos de trabajo y ayudar a los trabajadores en un momento de inmensa angustia”.“Para las empresas de propiedad de minorías y mujeres en Pennsylvania, la COVID-19 no creó una crisis, sino que puso al descubierto la crisis que nuestros empresarios minoritarios han estado enfrentando durante décadas”, dijo el Representante estatal Jake Wheatley Jr (Demócrata por Allegheny), presidente demócrata del Comité de Finanzas de la Cámara. “Si bien me alegra ver las repercusiones positivas de estas subvenciones e insto a todas las empresas de la comunidad local a que soliciten la próxima ronda de subvenciones, debemos ampliar la inversión en programas como este porque ya es tiempo de que la legislatura aborde las fallas sistémicas que dejan atrás a demasiadas personas marginadas”.“La carga que la COVID-19 ha puesto a los dueños de negocios, empleados y familias en el sudeste de Pennsylvania se vuelve cada día más pesada”, dijo el Representante estatal Chris Sappey (Demócrata por Chester). “En este momento, cuando hablamos de abordar la pandemia, no solo debemos combatirla con el uso de máscaras y el distanciamiento social, sino que también debemos apoyar con la misma fuerza e igualdad a nuestra comunidad empresarial, donde tiene lugar esta lucha por nuestra salud y seguridad. El comercio y la industria también deben sobrevivir a este virus. Pennsylvania necesita esta ayuda ahora, y mi oficina está dispuesta a colaborar con toda empresa que necesite ayuda para presentar una solicitud”.View this information in English. El Gobernador Wolf anuncia subvenciones por $96 millones de dólares para pequeñas empresas afectadas por la COVID-19center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Former Arsenal star linked with Juventus exit

first_img Cristiano Ronaldo sets new Juventus record but can’t prevent defeat to Hellas Verona It is not clear whether Ramsey would be keen on a return to England or if he would prefer to stay abroad, but it appears he has a limited time to convince Sarri he can be a valuable member of the team. Ramsey came off the bench during Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Verona, and Juventus will finish the weekend in second place if Inter Milan beat rivals AC Milan on Sunday evening. Read Also:Ramsey apologises to Ronaldo for stealing record-breaking goal Sarri was furious with his side’s performance in the loss to Verona, and speaking to DAZN after the match he said: “Evidently we have different performances and results when comparing home form to away. It was a difficult game, we knew it would be and that Verona would make us suffer early on. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 29-year-old made the move to Turin on a free transfer last summer following 11 seasons at Arsenal and he started promisingly, scoring on his debut in a win over Verona. Since then thing have not gone so well, however, with the player struggling with injuries, and Ramsey has made just 11 appearances in Serie A so far this season. He has a contract until 2023 with Juventus, but according to Italian outlet Calciomercato there is a strong chance he could move on after just one year.Advertisement Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey could reportedly leave Juventus at the end of the season because manager Maurizio Sarri does not see him as part of his long-term plans. Promoted ContentWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueTop 10 Disney Male Role ModelsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locations Loading… last_img read more

Alaba is showman for Bayern’s back to the basics kit.

first_img Loading… Nigeria born Austria international David Alaba is one of the showmen as bundesliga giants Bayern Munich launch commemorative shirt to mark 120 years of the club’s history. The club announced the one-off commemorative shirt less than 24 hours after posting a massive 3-0 win over Chelsea in the Champions league The white jersey features a burgundy collar and sleeve, with an off-white badge and Adidas logo. The shirt commemorates the club’s founding on February 27, 1900, and is modelled on the kit for Bayern’s first ever German Championship winning season in 1932. In a statement, Adidas said: ‘To create it, the adidas design team studied the jersey worn during its first ever German Championship winning season in 1932, identifying what made it so iconic, and what could be adapted for the 2020 release. ‘Combining design principles and motifs from the two different eras, the 2020 edition represents the history and future of one of the most iconic clubs in the world.’ Bayern players celebrate after beating Chelsea 3-0 at the Bridge The design also features a subtle ‘120 jahre’, which translates to 120 years, on the inside collar. The shirt will be worn just once by the players, during the club’s home fixture with Augsburg on March 8 In 1932, Bayern worn their first national title in what was the 25th edition of the competition. Read AlsoBayern Munich star Alaba dreams UCL revenge against Chelsea Back then, teams had to qualify in regional championships before playing in a knockout tournament. Bayern’s first triumph saw them beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2–0 in the final, but their progress in the following years was halted by the advent of Nazism. The 1933 season was the last of its kind before it was replaced by the Nazi-installed Gauligas, 16 regional divisions. Bayern’s Jewish club president and coach were both forced to resign and many others associated were also purged, and it was branded a ‘Jew’s club’. The German side did not go on to win another league title until the rebranded Bundesliga in 1969, and they have since gone on to win 27 more. Former Arsenal player Serge Gnabry starred after netting his sixth goal of the season in the capital with a double. The German international scored twice in three minutes shortly after half-time to get Bayern up and running, before Robert Lewandowski added the third to give Chelsea an uphill task at the Allianz for the return leg. Alaba only recently extended his contract to 2021. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phonelast_img read more

Kay flexes Deery muscles again at Dubuque with $2,000 Sunday checkers

first_imgThe Sunday checkers were the second in three nights for Justin Kay, winner of the Deery Brothers Summer Series feature at Dubuque Speedway. (Photo by Beau Busch, Enhance Racing Images)DUBUQUE, Iowa (April 23) – After the fifth lead change of the night, a driver who knows a thing or two about getting around Dubuque Speedway was the winner of Sunday night’s Deery Brothers Summer Series 50-lap feature.And a driver making his first-ever visit to Dubuque was a very close runner-up in the final installment of the weekend’s Highway 20 Triple Crown.Justin Kay led the last 11 circuits in winning the IMCA Late Model tour main event, picking up his second $2,000 check in three nights for his career 21st Deery victory.Nebraskan Jake Neal led nine laps before Kay got by but never gave up the chase, finishing just a car length back.Matt Ryan, Chad Holladay and Cayden Carter, the top driver in Triple Crown point standings, completed the top five.Joe Zrostlik led the first two laps from his outside front row start. Carter started seventh and led laps 3-20 and 22-29, with the eighth staring Kay scored first across the line on lap 21.Back-to-back cautions came out on laps 28 and 29. Neal rocketed past Kay and Carter and into the lead following the second restart.Kay rallied to get front spot and brought Neal along into lapped traffic. Neal stayed close but was never able to make up the distance.Kay, winner of the Friday Deery feature at Farley Speedway, had won one previous series event at Dubuque, where he’s also a two-time track champion. Neal becomes the fourth different point leader through the series’ first five events.Carter earned a $500 share of $1,500 in Highway 20 Triple Crown bonus money.Neal pocketed the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier prize. Malvern Bank paid $50 each to heat race winners Jesse Sobbing, Zrostlik and Kay.Next up for the Deery Series is a $2,000 to win event on Sunday, May 14 at Quad City Speedway in East Moline, Ill.Feature results – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 2. Jake Neal, Omaha, Neb.; 3. Matt Ryan, Davenport; 4. Chad Holladay, Muscatine; 5. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 6. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque; 7. Luke Merfeld, Dubuque; 8. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove; 9. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern; 10. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 11. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg; 12. Curt Martin, Independence; 13. Joel Callahan, Dubuque; 14. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill; 15. Paul Conrad, Colo; 16. Gary Webb, Blue Grass; 17. Curt Schroeder, Newton; 18. Kyle Krampe, Baxter; 19. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; 20. Lyle Klein, Sherrill; 21. Travis Dennis, Sterling, Ill.1st heat – 1. Sobbing; 2. Goedert; 3. Webb; 4. Gustin; 5. Tharp; 6. Merfeld; 7. Klein.2nd heat – 1. Zrostlik; 2. Carter; 3. Neal; 4. Holladay; 5. Conrad; 6. Krampe; 7. Schroeder.3rd heat – 1. Kay; 2. Hurst; 3. Callahan; 4. Martin; 5. Ryan; 6. DeFrance; 7. Denning.last_img read more

Lila Lee Fruits, 94, Brookville

first_imgLila Lee Fruits, age 94, of Brookville, Indiana died Sunday January 6, 2019 at the Knolls of Oxford in Oxford, Ohio.Born September 6, 1924 in Hancock County, Tennessee she was one of six children born to the late John L. & Sirilda Jane (Middleteon) Marcum. On December 20, 1941 she was united in marriage to Arnold J. Fruits, and he preceded her in death on January 18, 2001.A homemaker & farmers wife, she was a member of the Whitcomb United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Linda (Robert) Schnitker of Brookville, Indiana; five grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces & nephews.In addition to her parents and husband Arnold, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis Schmidt, three sisters, Nan Long, Addie Gilbert and Mary Flack; and two brothers, Neil Marcum and Lonnie Marcum.Family & friends may visit from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Pastor Kevin Waltz of Emmanuel Baptist Church will officiate the Funeral Services at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, with burial following in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Franklin County Community Foundation Will Frondorf Memorial Fund, Whitcomb United Methodist Church, or the United Way of Franklin County.The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Lila Fruits, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more

Chelsea back to form as they beat Arsenal in fiery encounter

first_imgJose Mourinho’s Chelsea restored order with a battling 2-0 win over nine-man Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. Press Association Chelsea striker Costa might have seen red himself after catching Laurent Koscielny with a flailing arm and chest-butting the Frenchman. When Gabriel intervened, he became the subject of Costa’s attention and the Gunners defender naively retaliated. After both men were booked by referee Mike Dean, Gabriel kicked Costa and was shown a straight red card. Mourinho would argue the Brazilian should have conceded a penalty by then after earlier grappling with Hazard. It mattered not as Arsene Wenger suffered the familiar feeling of defeat to Mourinho’s Chelsea. The bitter rivals shook hands in the moments before kick-off in a temporary truce to their feud. Wenger recorded a first win over his bitter rival at the 14th attempt in August’s Community Shield, but evaded the Portuguese post-match. Mourinho had been in position to congratulate his rival and he offered his hand this time and it was accepted. The champions won at home for the first time in the Barclays Premier League this season as Kurt Zouma headed in and Eden Hazard’s late shot ricocheted in off Calum Chambers. The Blues, now unbeaten in eight league games with the Gunners, benefited from Arsenal indiscipline as Gabriel was sent off after a series of altercations with Diego Costa and Santi Cazorla followed for two bookable offences. Both sides had plenty to prove; Chelsea that talk of a crisis was wrong and Arsenal that they can contend for the title. After five rounds of matches, no team had conceded more than Chelsea’s 12 goals and, fearful of Arsenal’s pace, Mourinho left out captain John Terry again. The pace was furious, but accuracy was lacking and so were opportunities. Arsenal would not be cowed by Chelsea and the soft underbelly of recent seasons was not in evidence. Costa was lively and saw one drive held by Petr Cech, who returned to Stamford Bridge as an Arsenal player following 11 years’ distinguished service as a Blue. Theo Walcott, again chosen to lead the line, saw a tame effort held by Asmir Begovic and next Cech smothered as Pedro tried to control a Cesc Fabregas pass over the top. Zouma recovered from a slip to block Walcott as he threatened to go through one on one and Aaron Ramsey hesitated when he had a chance to finish an Arsenal counter. Chelsea’s control on the game grew and Cech punched away a Pedro drive before Costa and Koscielny grappled, with the striker pushing the defender in the face and flinging out his arm. He went to ground and next barged the Frenchman with his chest on standing up. Gabriel became involved, needlessly, and saw red. Zouma headed in Fabregas’ set-piece at the back post to give Chelsea the lead and Hazard stung the hands of Cech soon after. Alexis Sanchez scuffed a half-chance after Chelsea allowed the ball to bounce in the area. Walcott fired over and Hazard shot wide across goal when Chelsea responded. Costa wanted a spot-kick for tussle with Hector Bellerin before Arsenal’s numerical disadvantage was doubled when Cazorla received a second yellow card for tripping Fabregas. Cech could do nothing about Hazard’s shot, which deflected wickedly off Chambers for Chelsea’s second. TWEET OF THE MATCH Gary Lineker ‏@GaryLineker Can’t imagine what Costa would be like with a few drinks inside him. https://twitter.com/GaryLineker/status/645215553884454913 PLAYER RATINGS Chelsea Asmir Begovic: 6 (out of 10) Branislav Ivanovic: 6 Cesar Azpilicueta: 7 Kurt Zouma: 7 Gary Cahill: 7 Nemanja Matic: 6 Cesc Fabregas: 6 Pedro: 7 Diego Costa: 6 Oscar: 8 Eden Hazard: 6 Subs Ramires: 6 Loic Remy: 6 John Obi Mikel: 6 Arsenal Petr Cech: 7 Hector Bellerin: 6 Nacho Monreal: 6 Gabriel: 5 Laurent Koscielny: 6 Francis Coquelin: 6 Aaron Ramsey: 6 Santi Cazorla: 6 Theo Walcott: 6 Alexis Sanchez: 6 Mesut Ozil: 6 Subs Calum Chambers: 6 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: 6 Olivier Giroud: 6 STAR PLAYER Oscar. The Brazil playmaker was everywhere in attack and defence. His work-rate is what Jose Mourinho demands of all of his players and he was only taken off after being shown a yellow card. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Feuding Brazilians Diego Costa, who is Brazil-born but represents Spain, and Gabriel had a running squabble. Naively the Arsenal defender responded to Costa’s taunts and did his team a great disservice in getting sent off. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Chelsea captain John Terry was again left out of the starting XI and it was a decision which was vindicated by the performances of Gary Cahill and Kurt Zouma. Branislav Ivanovic also justified his selection with a return to more reliable times. Theo Walcott was again chosen to lead Arsenal’s attack, but had little support. Arsene Wenger had few options once Gabriel was dismissed. MOAN OF THE MATCH Costa relishes niggle, but he did little else against Arsenal. The striker was prolific in the first few weeks of his first season last term, but has flattered to deceive in front of goal. He needs to offer more than as a playground bully. WHO’S UP NEXT Walsall v Chelsea (Capital One Cup, Wednesday, September 23) Tottenham v Arsenal (Capital One Cup, Wednesday, September 23) Arsenal manager Wenger condemned striker Costa for his actions that led to the dismissal of Gabriel. “(There is a) big sense of injustice,” Wenger told BT Sport 1. “I think Diego Costa is a red card. “I wouldn’t like to be Mike Dean tonight because I cannot understand the situations. Twice he (Costa) should have been sent off. “Look at the situation well before the cross comes in, he hits him (Laurent Koscielny) in the face on purpose. “He makes a fuss of it. In every game there is aggravation but he gets away with it because of the weakness of the referee. “We are guilty because we gave in on that and responded to it. We knew before the game that he was only looking for that and when he touches him he goes down like he has been killed.” In response, Chelsea boss Mourinho said: “The game is about all different aspects. The technical, emotional, physical and with a combination of these factors normally the best team wins. We were the best team. We were dominant, we were in control. “I played my first derby as manager in September 2000 and I remember my words to my players. To win the derby – emotional control. I always repeat the same words before derbies. “For me it was a fantastic performance (from Costa). He played the game like the game has to be played. He’s fast, he’s aggressive and he’s good to recover the ball and offers us different qualities.” last_img read more

Cricket News Gautam Gambhir feels THIS Indian player would be India captain after Virat Kohli

first_imghighlights Gautam Gambhir has 100 percent winning record while captaining India. Rohit Sharma carries a better record than Virat in all forms of game. Virat Kohli will captain India in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup.  Gambhir himself had led India in six ODIs in 2010-11 and won all of them. He is one of the four players who have captained India in the 50-overs format but never lost a game. He has in fact criticised Kohli in the recent past over the disappointing track record as the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. He said the ace Indian batsman is lucky to have continued as the skipper of the franchise despite its low show.In ODIs, Rohit has led India on 10 occasions whenever Kohli has taken a break and he has won eight matches with a success percentage of 80. The current Indian skipper, on the other hand, has won 49 of 65 matches he has captained India with a win percentage of around 78.In the T20Is, Rohit has a better track record of winning 12 out of 15 matches while Kohli has led India in 12 out of 22 games. Rohit lost three only Kohli lost nine. Last year, Rohit had also captained India to win a tri-series in Sri Lanka with a second-string side. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: 2013. 2015. 2017. 2019. – Even if one doesn’t believe in arithmetic progressions, one will start believing in it after Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians lifted the coveted trophy for the fourth time in twelve season – becoming the most successful team in the premier franchise-based T20 league.In past, there has been some comparison of who is a better captain – Rohit Sharma or Virat Kohli. Going by the stats, Rohit Sharma is way ahead of Virat in both International and Domestic leagues. On this, the former India opener Gautam Gambhir, an ever-opinionated man, has expressed his viewpoint over the matter.Speaking on the sidelines of a promotional event, the 37-year-old cricketer-turned-politician said: “I think he is probably right up there. He has won four IPL trophies and if you talk about IPL cricket he is the most successful captain. He captained the team in Asia Cup and won it so not only as an option he is probably next to Virat Kohli.”last_img read more

Pulev Claims Anthony Joshua Scared of Him

first_imgJoshua (left) and Pulev were earlier scheduled to fight next month Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev, the mandatory challenger to the IBF heavyweight title that Anthony Joshua is holding has accused the British-Nigerian of being scared of him. The IBF title is one of the four heavyweight titles that Joshua is holding.Fellow Briton, Tyson Fury, holds the fifth heavyweight title organized by WBC. Joshua was originally given a 20 June date to mandatorily defend his IBF title against Pulev, but the fight has been called off owing to the coronavirus pandemic.But UK’s The Sun has reported that there have been rumours that Joshua and his Matchroom tean are hoping Pulev steps aside so their man can face Fury in an undisputed heavyweight clash. But Pulev is adamant he is going no where and he is furious that a date has not been set in stone for the title fight.Speaking about the idea of letting Fury in, the 39-year-old said: “I wouldn’t accept it.“I did it once when I didn’t have to do it for him (Joshua) to have his second match against Ruiz Jr.“Everything was against IBF’s rules, but I compromised.“I see how people are afraid of me and are trying to face someone else before me.“Thats not how a real world champion should act.“Even Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield are coming back to the game to show that they are real warriors, not like him.”Joshua, 30, defeated Andy Ruiz Jr in a December rematch in Saudi Arabiato win back his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles.Six months earlier he had lost them when the Mexican delivered one of boxing’s biggest ever shocks with a seventh-round KO win.Now Pulev is ready to spring his own surprise – and he wants to get the date and venue sorted.He added: “Enough is enough.“I cant understand why we are still postponing instead of fixing a date and venue and getting to work? I cant wait to win this fight.“A year has passed, and they always have a reason to postpone, not to fight against me.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more