Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi speaks out on own goal in 5-5 thriller against Liverpool

first_img Emery on Cup defeat to Liverpool: ‘there were positives’To 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 5:01FullscreenEmery on Cup defeat to Liverpool: ‘there were positives’ 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.‘We took confidence from the first and second half.‘When they drew level we again took the lead. It was a great goal and a nice moment an exciting moment for us and our supporters.‘They were here and the last goal was a bad moment for us because it was in injury time and the penalties are 50/50. Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi speaks out on own goal in 5-5 thriller against Liverpool Coral BarryThursday 31 Oct 2019 10:10 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link541Shares Mustafi is an unpopular figure among Arsenal fans (Picture: Reuters)Shkodran Mustafi admitted he let Arsenal down with his mistake that gave Liverpool the lead in the Carabao Cup clash at Anfield.The thrilling game ended 5-5, with Liverpool winning on penalties, but Arsenal were behind after just six minutes when Mustafi turned a cross into his own net.Mustafi has faced relentless criticism for his performances at Arsenal in the past year and the centre-back even hit out at fans for making him a scapegoat.The German spoke out on his error against Liverpool, saying Arsenal were unlucky to lose the ten-goal thriller.ADVERTISEMENTHe said: ‘It’s been a hard battle at Anfield and it did not help that I let the team down to start with, but we fought back. Unlucky in the end to lose on penalties.’AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal twice led by a two-goal margin at Liverpool, with Divock Origi popping up with a 94th-minute equaliser to force penalties.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 CityDani Ceballos then missed a penalty for Arsenal, handing Liverpool victory and a spot in the quarter-finals.Unai Emery praised a ‘crazy’ game, but admitted his side were gutted to come out on the wrong end of the result.‘We played in a positive way and we came back after the start with a good performance and with good patience. Advertisement Carabao Cup quarter-final draw Oxford United vs Manchester CityManchester United vs Colchester UnitedAston Villa vs LiverpoolEverton vs Leicestercenter_img MORE: Kieran Tierney stops Arsenal players from walking straight down tunnel after Liverpool defeat Comment Mustafi handed Liverpool the lead with a calamitous own goal (Picture: Getty)‘We lost in that moment but I think we did very good things tonight and also think we can take some players’ confidence which is good for them and we are going to continue.‘Now the most important thing is we had good intentions in this competition but we lost and we now focus on Saturday.’MORE: Ian Wright thrilled with Mesut Ozil performance on return to Arsenal first team against Liverpool Advertisementlast_img read more

Historic Preservation Month photo contest entries sought

first_imgRobin Smith, Terre HauteBridgeton BridgeIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology (DHPA) is once again asking the public for photos for its annual Historic Preservation Month photo contest.DHPA works to preserve buildings and the built environment and is looking for photos to celebrate that effort. Specifically, the division is interested in photos of something that has been preserved, is in the process of being preserved, or desperately needs to be preserved.The subject in the photo must be in Indiana and at least 50 years old. The image must show something that was designed and/or built.Send an 8×10 inch matted image, along with the registration form by April 5. The link for the registration form is below. Photographs can be color or black and white, and there is a separate category for digitally enhanced photos. The basic requirements are:Images must be 8×10 inch prints, mounted or matted on or with a white 11×14 matte board.The registration form must be attached to each photo.Limit of three photos per person.For a complete list of guidelines and the registration form, go online here.last_img read more

Solheim Cup on show at Fulford

first_img The Solheim Cup was on show today at the European ladies’ team championship at Fulford today when winning captain Alison Nicholas arrived to meet spectators. She posed with them for photographs with the trophy and looked ahead to Europe’s defence Solheim Cup, which starts in Colorado, USA, on August 16th. Alison (image © Leaderboard Photography) will be there to support, but this will be the first time in the history of the competition that she hasn’t been involved, either as a player or official. “It will be weird, but you have to take a back seat and stay in the background,” she said. “But I’m going to be there to support – it will be a partisan crowd, which is difficult to play under, but you just have to embrace it.” Those in the know believe Europe have a great chance and Alison remarked: “I believe anything is possible. You just have to believe and play as hard as you can.” She also revealed that when she was considering players for her winning team she studied their amateur records in match play events such as the European ladies’ team championship. “Once they become pros they don’t play match play so I went back through the records. I think match play is a great game, it’s a great spectator sport, it keeps you on the edge of your seat,” said Alison, a past winner of the US Open. 12 Jul 2013 Solheim Cup on show at Fulford last_img read more

A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg, a city like no other

first_imgThe spell-binding new novel by South African playwright and author Harry Kalmer, A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg, describes Africa’s greatest city as a living, breathing character. Spanning a century, the book covers the best and worst moments in Joburg’s lifetime.Harry Kalmer’s new novel leaves you asking who gets to shape a citys identity. (Image: Author and playwright Harry Kalmer remains inspred by the city of Johannesburg. (Image: © Joanne Olivier)“The one thing about Joburg is how interconnected everyone is,” Harry Kalmer says. Sitting in a Bryanston coffee shop, surrounded by the well-retired and sound-tracked by the clink of coffee cups and cutlery, the author and playwright explains his reasons for writing A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg, a new novel about his hometown.“We’re losing a bit of it now because the city is growing very fast, but it’s always had this sense of dorpiness,” Kalmer continues. “Bryanston is a dorpie (a small town). “Linden and Greenside. These little nodes of habitation, but you don’t see these cities meet. For the book I had to create a hotel, to give them an excuse to meet.”Author and playwright Harry Kalmer remains inspired by the city of Johannesburg. (Image: © Joanne Olivier)A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg is a book about the people who go and come. It tells the stories of poor Afrikaners drawn by the gold reefs, the unseen Indian and Chinese families who shaped the city, and the modern African immigrants who are remaking it.Kalmer’s novel spans a century, from the early days of Johannesburg to 2008. Important writers – Mark Twain, Olive Schreiner, Charles van Onselen – have written great factual biographies of Joburg. These have done the city justice but, for Kalmer, fiction gives the chance to tell a more vibrant story. “Fiction interrogates things in a way that documentaries can’t. It tells truths that non-fiction can’t necessarily depict.”An exile’s view of homeIn the book, expat architect Zweig van Niekerk, long resident in London, is invited back to Joburg by a group of architects who have rediscovered his work. Zweig’s self-imposed exile was a result of his love and marriage to Serenita, a woman of colour. He returns to the city of his birth – and begins to see it with new eyes.Kalmer’s Johannesburg exists in one sense: it is based on actual geography, on actual spaces. The madrassah and the mosque can be found. So can the Chinese old age home and the girls’ school. “The hotel doesn’t exist, but it could have.”The architect returns in 2008, as foreigners from elsewhere in Africa are attacked and flee the townships for the safety of the city. It’s at the imagined hotel in Belgravia that the son of an Afrikaner, a Chinese photographer, Czech immigrant and Marceline, a Congolese refugee, meet and remake the city in their own image.“The fact of the matter is, the Joburg I depict exists only on paper. It is based in history and connected. But it is a personal interpretation of an experience or a representation of the city. Like all fictional cities – like Calvino’s Imaginary Cities – it only exists on paper.” ‘Places change, time moves on’Kalmer writes like he stirs his coffee. Deliberately. Thoroughly. And with a flourish, as he lifts the spoon out of the cup. Talking through the inspiration for the book he references great South African writers: Herman Charles Bosman, Nadine Gordimer.He moves on to Fordsburg-based artist Carl Becker, who created work on the Randlords and their contemporaries, from Gandhi to Abe Bailey and Cecil John Rhodes. “Becker said what he liked about Johannesburg was that you look up, you lift your eyes, and you see the most extraordinary Victorian and Edwardian architecture. When you lower your eyes you’re in Africa. For me that was the trigger for the book. To address that reality, that ‘alongsidedness’ of the city. That the city can live in so many ways.“There is a great line I remember by this Zulu guy who moved to Joburg from rural KwaZulu-Natal. He said in Johannesburg you have to look for the beauty. I think that is what a lot of people do. And I think that is the problem: people who write about Joburg tend to romanticise it.”Denizens experience their city in specific, personal ways. A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg is about how his characters find the city and their connections to it. “It’s very much a theme in the book. It is people who try to come to terms with the city. Be it through impressions or be it through structure or be it through street life. To show there are so many realities living side by side in Joburg.”A cowboy townJohannesburg should never have been. Built in empty veld by the chance discovery of gold, it is a city born only from the desire to make fortunes. It is a place whose residents, in the words of author Clive Chipkin, are not, “here for the benefit of our health”. Kalmer’s Joburg is that city, reinvented and rediscovered through new eyes.Like Italian author Italo Calvino’s Imaginary Cities, Kalmer’s book is a curious mix of history and lore-shaped memory. It maps the city beyond geography, a cartographer’s dream of half-remembered sights and sounds. It celebrates the way the city is constantly reinvented by people from elsewhere, drawn by its promise.A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg is a city dreamed up by artists, writers, hustlers and architects. It is a city that welcomes rich and poor.“Joburg can be a bit of a cowboy town. Poverty has always been an intrinsic part of this place, despite the towers of Sandton. I don’t know why, maybe it’s because it’s a place where you can survive. Think back on the book, people like the Van Niekerks thrived in protected employment. It’s always looked after poor people.”What inspires Kalmer is the city, his body of work, is the city where everyone is from somewhere else. It is a space where no-one ever feels really comfortable, and this gives the city its distinct personality.The Joey Hi-Fi-designed cover of Harry Kalmer’s A 1000 Tales of Johannesburg. (Image: Penguin Random House)Rooted – but restlessKalmer has tried to leave Johannesburg. “I came back. I don’t know why. It’s always been people and my stuff that’s brought me back. There aren’t any other cities that appeal to me. Things that I’ve loved and made my living from – theatre, music, advertising – are here. I’m connected here.”For the characters in A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg the same holds true. They are rooted in Joburg, but Johannesburg makes them restless. “Nobody is from here but they’ve been here for years. If you go back to the Muslim family, you go back to the Hindu family, you go back to the Chinese family. They all have roots going back to the late 19th century, but they all have this thing that this is not quite their place. It’s a very funny thing about Joburg. Nobody is from here but they have this perverse citizen’s pride about eGoli.”It is a city of open and cool people, Kalmer ends. A city where people want to know your story. And Kalmer’s book captures these stories, creating a living, breathing, inspiring world, like the city itself.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Reader Survey: What Do You Want In iOS 7?

first_imgTags:#Apple#iOS#iOS 7#iPad#iPhone Related Posts With the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) mere weeks away, anticipation for the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system is about to reach a fevered pitch. As the rumor mill revs up in preparation, we thought we’d ask you, dear readers, what features you’d most like to see in iOS 7? (Take our survey below.)The pressure on Apple to push out a substantial iOS upgrade hasn’t been this intense in some time. After all, this will be first major release since the Great Maps Debacle of 2012 and, more important, since Jony Ive took over as the head of Apple’s Human Interface Design team. (See also: Why Apple Really, Really Needs To Kill It WIth iOS 7)Indeed, most of the chatter about iOS 7 so far has been about what it will look like. Flatter. Fewer skeuomorphic design elements. A total overhaul, some have suggested. iOS could certainly use a visual refresh, but there’s a far more important question: What will it do? Screw The Skeuo-Whatever. What Will iOS 7 Do?Common requests include multi-user login, more robust security options, an overhaul of the dull Mail app and enhanced enterprise and BYOD features. Inevitably, we’ll see Siri learn a few more tricks. Apple Maps will continue to improve.As always, there’s a lesson or two to be learned from the jailbreaking community. Expect to see a few features lifted from Cydia when iOS 7 is unveiled in June. Plenty of us would love to have the ability to choose new default apps for things like email, maps and Web browsing, but such a move would probably play too much to Google’s benefit for Apple to stomach. More generally, there’s a certain pressure on Apple to remain competitive with Android. In the early days, Android was rusty and small enough for Apple to largely ignore in its product development. Now the competition is very real, with Android-based phones and tablets getting sleeker and more functional all the time. If nothing else, this might mean that Apple will need to consider making iOS more customizable and less restrictive. Be heard! Take our survey, below, and be sure to elaborate further in comments if you’d like. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img john paul titlow What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Rockets’ Chris Paul expected to return Thursday vs Suns

first_imgMOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:491.8M visitors expected at Manila North Cemetery for ‘Undas’ 201901:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Blatche finally headed to Manila for Gilas duties, apologizes for delay Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 D’Antoni says: “He’s ready to go.”The Rockets have played well despite his absence, with James Harden leading the Rockets to an 11-4 record, second in the Western Conference behind the Warriors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 32-year-old Paul will play restricted minutes as he eases his way back, but D’Antoni wouldn’t say exactly how many minutes that would be.Paul says he still has a way to go, but he’s excited to be nearing his return. LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul chases a basketball amid lighting and fog machines while he takes part in a promotional video shoot during an NBA basketball media day, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — Chris Paul is expected to return for the Houston Rockets on Thursday night after missing all but one game this season with a bruised left knee.The point guard, who is in his first year with the Rockets after a trade from the Clippers, returned to practice on Wednesday. Coach Mike D’Antoni says the plan is for him to start on Thursday when Houston visits the Phoenix Suns.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next View commentslast_img read more

There’s no utility of tour games if you are not provided quality opposition: Kohli

first_imgLondon, Sep 8 (PTI) India captain Virat Kohli has questioned the “utility” of pre-series tour games if the touring side is not provided with ideal conditions and opposition before a Test series starts. India have lost back-to-back Test series in South Africa and England with many former greats, including legendary Sunil Gavaskar questioning as to why the team did not play adequate number of warm-up games. During an interview with Michael Holding for ‘Sony Liv’, Kohli gave his point of view on the raging debate about team’s mode of preparation. “Lot of people talk about tour games but where are those tour games happening and against what quality of bowling are very important questions to be asked,” Kohli said. “Because if you don’t get the preparation you need before a Test series, then it is actually not utilised well. Time is not utilised well if you don’t get the quality of opposition that you will face in Test cricket,” he added. Asked where exactly India went wrong in the ongoing series against England, Kohli pointed out two crucial phases — the second innings chase at the Edgbaston (1st Test) and the first innings at Southampton (fourth Test). “Sitting right now, two things — the second innings at Birmingham and first innings at Southampton. Sitting here, I am not thinking of anything else. The key was to make the team win and twice I could have contributed more. “I know Trent Bridge was great but I remember second innings at Birmingham and first innings at Southampton and I am thinking about that. I am thinking so that if I am in the same position once again, I won’t let the team down,” the Indian captain said.advertisement The skipper said that as a leader, he is the first one to own up mistakes. “I am always focussed on where my mistakes are and how I can improve upon them. I am willing to accept mistakes even in the best of times so that I can keep on improving. “It’s important for the team that my mindset stays good so that I can lead from the front and if I am only thinking about my performances, then I am not doing justice to the responsibility that I am given.” But Kohli did admit that it “hurt” losing matches from position of dominance. “It was a competitive series and we have already understood and admitted the things that we haven’t done well. That’s something we are keen to improve on as to get into competitive positions, you understand that you have the ability. But ability only takes you to a certain extent and then your mental toughness comes into play when you have to win Test series in difficult conditions and difficult countries, something that we aspire to do,” he said. “When you don’t do that being in winning positions, obviously hurts more than anything. Probably, that’s frustrating, we have shown skill sets to get into winning positions and not capitalise on them. Try and get better as a team. Provided we are mentally tougher than opposition in difficult situations.” Having scored nearly 550 runs in four Tests, Kohli has stamped his authority as the best batsman of this generation. Questioned on how he handles the on and off-field pressures, Kohli, who is couple months shy of his 30th birthday said that he doesn’t care about perceptions. “I am more focussed on having a very solid life, being happy with life and doing the right things on a daily basis and then everything else seems to be an enjoyable journey as a part of the larger process,” he said. “For me, the larger picture is always going to be life. If I am solid and doing the right things, then I am much more confident on the field. I don’t play for perceptions, for people or for reputation, I only play to make the team win and that’s why I started playing the sport.” Kohli might have broken a plethora of records but numbers are inconsequential for him. “I didn’t start playing to have numbers and they are inconsequential. People remember your attitude and what you brought onto field,” he said. He then cited the example of Sir Vivian Richards. “When you talk about the great West Indies side (of 70’s and 80s), no one talks about Sir Viv’s average, they talk about his attitude and what the charisma he brought on to the field, how he inspired people. So I see this greater responsibility in the position that I am put by that power (Almighty) to inspire people. For that I need to do the right things,” Kohli said.advertisement While the batsmen might have let him down, Kohli showered accolades on his bowlers for their lion-hearted performances throughout the series. “It’s nothing but hardwork as these guys want to be the best bowlers in the world and I am proud to see that as captain. When you see these guys running and bowling in partnerships, its a beautiful feeling that you are not trying to outdo anyone else but you are trying to take 10 wickets for the team. That’s what these guys have shown,” he said. “They have bowled with heart on all five days of Test cricket. At 6:15 pm in the evening, (Mohammed) Shami is bowling 90 miles per hour, Ishant (Sharma) running all day, they have worked on their fitness and strength. They have been honest with their preparations,” he concluded. PTI KHS SSCSSClast_img read more

Report: Honduras 3 Mexico 2

first_imgHonduras 3 Mexico 2: Quioto sends hosts into World Cup play-off Dejan Kalinic 10:21 10/11/17 AlberthElis - Cropped Getty Images A Romell Quioto goal saw Honduras stun Mexico to secure a spot in a World Cup play-off against Australia. Honduras will face Australia in a play-off to reach the 2018 World Cup after a stunning 3-2 win over Mexico in qualifying on Tuesday.A 60th-minute goal from Romell Quioto proved to be the match-winner for Jorge Luis Pinto’s men at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula.Despite a decent first half, Honduras found themselves behind after goals from Oribe Peralta and Carlos Vela. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. But an unfortunate Guillermo Ochoa own goal and Quioto strike in the second half completed a stunning comeback, sending Honduras into a play-off against Australia.Juan Carlos Osorio made nine changes to the Mexico starting XI that rallied past Trinidad and Tobago, with only Miguel Layun and Hector Herrera keeping their spots.Coming off a 1-1 draw in Costa Rica, Honduras made three changes – Ever Alvarado, Henry Figueroa and Jorge Claros replacing Emilio Izaguirre, Johnny Palacios and Bryan Acosta.Honduras enjoyed the far better of the opening exchanges, with Mexico goalkeeper Ochoa forced into two good saves.However, some sloppy defending allowed Mexico to take the lead in the 17th minute.Raul Jimenez’s cross from the right found Peralta, who had time to take a touch and fire past Donis Escober at the back post.Honduras levelled in the 34th minute through Alberth Elis, who headed in an Alexander Lopez set-piece.Jimenez was denied by a goal-line clearance moments later for Mexico, but they retook the lead before the break.A clipped pass from Herrera over the top released Vela, who finished well past Escober.But, remarkably, the hosts struck twice early in the second half.The equaliser was fortunate for Honduras as a close-range strike cannoned off the crossbar before hitting Ochoa in the back and going in.The home fans were sent into raptures on the hour-mark thanks to Quioto.Quioto angled his run in behind to perfection to receive a Claros pass before twisting and shooting into the bottom corner from just inside the area.Honduras were put under some pressure in the final half-hour, but held on to book a spot in the play-off. read morelast_img read more

10 months agoCannavaro backing Napoli to win Europa League

first_imgCannavaro backing Napoli to win Europa Leagueby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBallon d’Or winner Fabio Cannavaro is backing Napoli to win the Europa League.The former centre-back lifted the trophy with Parma in 1999.“I was the last to win what was still the UEFA Cup in 1999,” Cannavaro told Il Mattino.“I was at Parma, and at that time we dominated the UEFA Cup like the Spaniards do now. I don’t know why, over time, Italian teams have snubbed this competition, although it’s certainly tiring.“Winning it brings great joy though, and Napoli have all the means to do that.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Michigan State Football’s 2016 Recruiting Class Is Ranked Higher Than Every Other Class It Has Had In 21st Century

first_img247 Sports Team Rankings pits Tennessee as the top recruiting class.247 Sports Team RankingsIf you follow recruiting, or college football in general, you’re probably somewhat aware of the momentum Michigan State’s program has. Spartans’ quarterback Damion Terry probably summed it up best on Twitter this afternoon after his team landed another four-star recruit. Feels like every time I refresh my Twitter we get a new big time recruit#SpartanDawgs— Damion Terry (@DamionTerry) June 7, 2015He’s not wrong. Michigan State’s 2016 is shaping up to be really, really good.How good, exactly? The best-class-the-Spartans-have-had-in-the-21st-century good. On 247 Sports’ Team Rankings, Michigan State’s class is currently ranked No. 7 in the country. The Spartans’ previous best class of the 21st century was their 2000 class, which was ranked No. 8 in the country.  Screen Shot 2015-06-07 at 4.38.11 PM2000.  Screen Shot 2015-06-07 at 4.38.29 PM2016. Mark Dantonio with elite recruits is a scary thought for the rest of the country.last_img read more