Maurizio Sarri giving Chelsea players greater say in tactics

first_imgChelsea have picked up successive league wins (Picture: Getty)The Daily Mail claim Sarri is working to get his players back on side and has made major strides with his star men by including them in discussions on tactics.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTChelsea’s squad now have a greater say and there has been a clear improvement in performances in the last month.Sarri had said he would not be swayed from his tailored style, but has now backed away from that position. Chelsea appear to have turned a corner in recent games (Picture: Getty)Maurizio Sarri is giving his Chelsea squad a say on tactics after proving he is able to compromise on ‘Sarriball’, reports say.Chelsea players were becoming increasingly concerned their manager had no Plan B, and would dig his team deeper into a hole due to his resistance to change.Back-to-back wins in local derbies over Arsenal and Fulham has eased the pressure on Sarri after a dismal start to the year. Advertisement Advertisement Chelsea players are now getting a say in how they play (Picture: Getty)The U-turn has improved Sarri’s standing with the players and the board, despite the club chiefs continuing to make plans should they decide to axe the Italian.After the win over Fulham at Craven Cottage, Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger hinted Sarri is softening his approach.‘I think everyone has adapted to new things – also the coach,’ he said.‘You saw the way we played against Tottenham and Manchester City. It was different to the way we played in the first three months.‘Everyone needs to adapt, everyone needs to learn and it is good that it has happened in this moment.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 City Comment Sarri has strengthen his position as manager after a difficult few months (Picture: Getty)‘In life, you need to adapt to things. This league is different to Italy, you have to adjust a bit.‘The coach learned from that game against Manchester City (where Chelsea lost 6-0). There we went high, we went to press, we wanted to win the ball and everyone knows what happened.’Chelsea are reluctant to pull the trigger on sacking Sarri during the season and would prefer to wait until the end of the campaign to make a decision.The Blues are battling to claim a Champions League spot this season and could leapfrog Manchester United into fourth place if they win their game in hand over the Red Devils.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 Coral BarryTuesday 5 Mar 2019 10:09 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link844Shares Maurizio Sarri giving Chelsea players greater say in tacticslast_img read more

Gold Coast renovator attracting plenty of attention

first_img1/44 Sarawak Ave, Palm Beach is one of the most popular listings in Queensland on this week.IT seems house hunters love a good renovator if it’s close to the beach.According to this Gold Coast unit at 1/44 Sarawak Ave, Palm Beach rounded out the top 10 most viewed Queensland properties on its website this week.The two-bedroom unit is described as having a “renovation opportunity knocking on the door”.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoRay White Kingscliff Casuarina agent Mark Jensen is marketing the property at offers over $315,000. 1/44 Sarawak Ave, Palm Beach- a renovator’s dream?The ground-floor unit is one of four in the complex and has an open plan living area, laundry, fenced courtyard and a single carport.It is a stone’s throw to the beach and is close to shops, restaurants, schools and parks.The median unit price in Palm Beach is $381,050, up 16.7 per cent in the past three years according to CoreLogic. 1/44 Sarawak Ave, Palm Beach.last_img read more

Worker dies in accident on Petrobras platform offshore Brazil, union says

first_imgAn offshore oil worker has died on the Petrobras-owned PNA-2 platform located in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil, according to Brazilian oil workers’ union, Sindicato dos Petroleiros do Norte Fluminense (Sindipetro).PNA-2 and PNA-1 platforms; Author: SP Mac; Source: Flickr (with permission from the photographer)A local news outlet, Noticias Macae, said last Sunday that the accident occurred on Sunday afternoon and that the deceased worker was mechanic Sandro Ferreira da Silva, an outsourced employee of RIP Kaeter.Sindipetro said on Monday that the general coordinator of Sindipetro-NF, Tezeu Bezerra, was due to embark on the platform PNA-2 in the Campos Basin to investigate the accident that caused the da Silva’s death.The union added that the worker was servicing a crane and, according to initial information, was crushed by the equipment.Even though the death was reported by several news portals and social networks, the family of the worker was only officially communicated by representatives of RIP Kaeter at around 9 PM on Sunday, the union said.Bezerra said: “Offshore workers, regardless of the company in which they operate, are our eyes on board and on the ground, and it is they who know the reality of the situation. It is very important that they keep the union up to date on working conditions.“We are living in a time of loss of rights, and this has a great impact on safety. More and more workers are being treated as numbers, as parts that can be changed, and we can never accept that.”Translation: Oil workers in mourning; Source: SindipetroIn a statement released several hours later on Monday, Sindipetro added that the body of the worker still had not been removed from the platform, almost 24 hours after death.According to the union, the removal of the body from the site of the accident is a delicate operation, due to the height of ten meters from the platform floor and difficult access. The work was scheduled to be done by a specialized firefighting team.It is also worth stating that, at the time of the accident, 192 workers were on board. The platform continued to operate as usual.In the early morning on Monday, union officials extended banners at the Heliporto do Farol de São Thomé that denounced the precarious conditions of safety in the operational areas of Petrobras.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

IOC President congratulates NOC

first_imgRelatedPosts NOC joins 2020 Olympic Day celebration NOC mourns Abba Kyari NOC holds seminar for fitness in Lagos The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, has congratulated the Nigeria Olympic Committee, led by Engr Habu Gummel, for making the headquarters of the Association of Olympic Committees of Africa a reality.Bach was in Nigeria for the historic launch of the headquarters of African Olympic House, where he assisted in officially opening the house in Abuja, Nigeria.“It was a great honour to join you at the official opening of the new ANOCA headquarters and I would like to reiterate my thanks to you for all your support to make this new home for all the National  Olympic Committees in Africa a reality,” the IOC boss said,In an official letter to the NOC, the Olympian also shared his delight at his visit to Nigeria, where he visited and made a promise of financial support to Aduvie International school and also paid an official visit to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, where he learned a great deal about sports in Africa.“Let me also thank you for arranging the visit to the Aduvie International school, where I was very impressed by the enthusiasm of the pupils for sports. I would like to reconfirm the financial support of the IOC for the school’s sports pavilion and the IOC-NOC Relations will contact you shortly.”Bach also added that he had forwarded a letter to the Federal Government on the visit as he hopes for better relationship with the country.“Following my return to Lausanne, I have sent a letter to the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, to inform him of the productive meeting we had with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, which allowed me to better understand the priorities and challenges of the sports movement in Nigeria.” Tags: Nigeria Olympic Committeelast_img read more

Arsenal transfer news: La Liga star on verge of “dream” move

first_img1 Gabriel Paulista (left) Arsenal desperately need another centre half, according to former Gunners defender Nigel Winterburn, but in Gabriel Paulista have they already identified one?Name: Gabriel PaulistaDate of birth: 26/11/90Born: Sao Paulo, BrazilPosition: DefenceClub: VillarrealWhat’s the latest?Arsenal need a new defender and Villarreal stopper Paulista has been targeted, with his club keen to take striker Joel Campbell on loan in return. The 24-year-old Brazilian has previously claimed “playing in the Premier League is one of my dreams”.Did you know?1) Paulista is a centre-back, but according to his Villarreal profile, is also able to play as a full-back, whose speed, control and positioning are real assets.2) In six Europa League games this season, Paulista has made an average 5.3 interceptions per game and 3.5 in his 19 Liga games. His form has helped propel Villarreal into sixth place having not lost in their last 15 games (correct as of 19 January 2015).3) In one of those games, Paulista and his team-mates successfully kept out Atletico Madrid’s dangerous attack in a 1-0 win at the Liga champions’ Vicente Calderon stadium.4) Paulista signed for Villarreal in 2013 having played more than 130 times for Bahia-based side Vitoria where he won the State Championship and was included in the Team of the Season in 2013.What is being said?He says:Whether I go to Arsenal or stay at Villarreal, I won’t lose my head. I’m very calm. My head is at Villarreal and I’m very focused. My agent is working on making sure I continue being calm.Video:We all make mistakes…last_img read more


first_imgCountry music legend Billie Jo Spears has died being owed a large amount of money she was due to play a gig in Letterkenny.The singer was due to play at the Keltic Hooley festival at the Clanree Hotel Complex last July.Billy Jo, 73, was amongst a number of acts including Shane McGowan and the Pogues due to play At the venue after they were booked by crooked country promoter James McGarrity.However many of the acts did not know they had been booked after McGarrity had acted without permission and ut their names on the concert promotion.The Clanree Hotel Complex knew nothing about the promotion.In total Billie Jo was owed €35,000 by the promoter who has lied about his dealings with Billie Jo and other acts in recent months.Only last month Johnny McEvoy was awarded €68,000 after he was defamed McGarrity.  COUNTRY CONMAN SWINDLES DYING STAR OUT OF DONEGAL CONCERT CASH was last modified: December 19th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Billy Jo SpearsKELTIC HOOLEYlast_img read more

Emergency services conduct training exercise off West Donegal

first_imgGardaí have issued a notice to reassure the public that a training exercise is underway at Bunbeg this Sunday morning.People are advised not to be alarmed if they see the joint Garda Síochána/Irish Coast Guard operation at Machaire Gathlán Pier.The aim of the exercise is to review search, rescue, recovery operational capacity and to enhance communications between a range of organisations. Also taking part in the exercise will be personnel from, Marine Rescue Centre, Malin Head, the R.N.L.I. and Irish Underwater Council Search and Recovery Divers.The pre-planned training operation will take place from 8am to 1pm this Sunday 19th May.Emergency services conduct training exercise off West Donegal was last modified: May 19th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Instagram Comes Of Age: Thank Hurricane Sandy & The Election

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit For its Instagramming the Election feature The New York Times is using the Storify interface to display hand-curated, user-generated images tagged with #NYTelection. That the nation’s 161-year-old newspaper of record is utilizing a 2-year-old social network to solicit reader-submitted photography is a testament not just to Instagram’s explosive growth, but to its rapid rise to legitimacy. When the app first landed in the App Store, it was something many professional photographers frowned upon. That began to change only within the last year or so. At the Online News Association (ONA) conference in September, educator and popular Instagrammer Richard Koci Hernandez led a panel about how media organizations can use Instagram, trying his best to explode the myth that doing so was somehow “cheating.” His audience was mostly receptive, but not everybody at ONA was sold on Instagram as a tool for news publishers.Across the industry, it’s still something media outlets are figuring out what to do with, and the payoff is not immediately clear. Still, with more than 100 million users and its prominence in two recent historic events, Instagram is now officially impossible to ignore.   It wasn’t just the sheer volume of Sandy photos that made this significant. For the first time, the mobile photo-sharing service was being used and talked about during a major news event – the same way Twitter has been for years. Twitter and Facebook remained every bit as chatty as they’ve tended to be during events like this. But the uniquely visual nature of Instagram lent itself perfectly to a news event that was all about images – from flooded city streets and ransacked store shelves to the eerily dark Manhattan skyline. For the most part, these image were authentic, even if some were mis-tagged and off-topic. Perhaps because it’s so closely tied to the functionality of actual cameras, Instagram was less of a breeding ground for deceitfully Photoshopped images than social networks that exist on the desktop first. It was still entirely possible to get fake photos onto Instagram, but not as effortlessly as they could be posted to Twitter or Facebook.Instagramming The ElectionElection day was another watershed moment for Instagram. As Americans headed to the polls to get their free “I Voted” stickers, many were whipping out their smartphones and documenting everything from long lines to their own ballot (which may or may not be legal). The last time we had a presidential election in the United States, the iPhone was a year old, Android was brand new and there was no such thing as an iPad. Instagram was still two years away from being launched. How things have changed in four years.  The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos john paul titlowcenter_img Tags:#2012 election#hurricane sandy#Instagram#mobile photography#social media Instagram is all grown up. Not just because it now has a big, publicly-traded parent company. Nor am I referring to its unprecedentedly rapid user growth or new Web-based user profiles. In just the last few weeks, something significant has happened. Instagram became a mainstream social network, checked by everyday users during major news events and embraced by media outlets who previously weren’t sure what to make of it. If there was a watershed moment in Instagram’s rise to mainstream legitimacy, it was the arrival of Hurricane Sandy last week. As the superstorm wreaked havoc upon New York and New Jersey, Instagram saw a record-breaking ten photos posted every second. Before long, more than 800,000 images were tagged #sandy, leading to what CEO Kevin Systrom called “the single largest event taking place that was captured on Instagram.” Instagram’s Twitter Moment Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment **Please note, general submission is still open during Calls for Submissions.**Indigenous Writers: submit your work to ndncountry, a special joint issue of Prairie Fire and CV2!Tawnshi. Boozhoo. Yowtz. ?E’dlanet’é. She:kon. Kwe. Minatakushini. Hey friends and relatives from all across the Turtle’s back, this is Katherena Vermette and Warren Cariou here. We are two Métis writers from Winnipeg, and we’ve been asked to be a part of something special that is happening in the coming months. We hope you’ll want to be a part of it too. Advertisement Facebookcenter_img How to Submit to ndncountry:Submit online through CV2’s Submittable portalCLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Twitter Our Indigenous peoples have been telling stories forever on this land, and today we continue to assert our place here in new and powerful ways. In celebration of those stories, Prairie Fire and CV2 magazines have joined up with the Winnipeg International Writers’ Festival to create a joint issue in 2018 showcasing new work by Indigenous writers. They have asked us to edit this special issue and we are honoured to accept the task. We believe in these three organizations and we want to help them gather Indigenous stories together in a good way. Our working title for this special issue is ndncountry, in honour of the land that inspires and nourishes so many of our stories.But for all of this to succeed we need your help, and the help of many more First Nations, Métis and Inuit writers. We ask you to send us your stories, your poems, your memoirs, your literary experiments, and any other writing that fits the parameters listed below. We want to represent Indigenous voices from across the country, including from the far north, from our Francophone regions, from the rez and from the city. We also want to show the diversity of our communities, and we seek writers of different ages, genders, abilities and orientations. Writing that is connected to oral traditions is welcome, and non-standard formats are fine. The use of Indigenous language(s) in your work and translations are also welcome.Deadline for submission is December 15, 2017, and chosen work will be published in the ndncountry special issue in Fall 2018 and paid for upon publication.With your submission, please include a brief statement of your Indigenous heritage. A requirement of our funders is that writers should be residents of the territory claimed by Canada.Regardless of how you submit, please make sure that you clearly indicate that you are submitting to ndncountry. Also, please include all your contact information and a 3-5 line bio.Length:Prose and creative non-fiction: 5,000 words.Poetry: three to five poems, no longer than ten pages in total.Experimental work: surprise us with work that breaks new ground in genre, style or structure. The length limit of 5,000 words also applies to this work.For longer pieces please query Prairie Fire at or 204 943 9066 before sending.For complete submission guidelines go to or Login/Register With:last_img read more

Premier calls for more security and encourages OTs to link hands to

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:bermuda, dr. rufus ewing, premier, territories leaders TCI Premier Responds To Beaches’ Letter Announcing Closure Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Jul 2015 – The Premier has told the UK that the areas of biggest concern for the Turks and Caicos as an overseas territory are: financial and economic sustainability, social development and border control and security. Hon Dr Rufus Ewing and Border Control and Labour Minister DonHue Gardiner on Wednesday left to attend the Pre-Joint Ministerial Council meeting set in Bermuda. The Office of the Premier provided the presentation by Premier Ewing at the two day session; he spoke of the common challenges and how they can be an impetus for getting what is most needed per nation from the British.“By and large there are number of areas that are common that we can say that as Overseas Territories we can sit with our heads together and solve. Also on the issue of cooperation between countries, best practices between countries, there are some countries that are more advanced and have gone through with some countries that have yet to go through and so that there is a lot that we can learn from Bermuda, a lot that we can learn from Cayman Islands who might have gone through this before and developed systems that we can benefit from so it is about that kind of relationship as sister overseas territories.”During the two-day meeting, the Territories Leaders are also expected to make a unified statement on their approach to Beneficial Ownership, which will be forwarded to the United Kingdom. Bermuda swears in youngest Premier in country’s history Attorney calls on UWI to honor TCI leaders Recommended for youlast_img read more