Sven Mislintat explains how Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s attitude cost him a transfer to Real Madrid or Barcelona

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 11 Oct 2019 8:46 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.7kShares Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has enjoyed a prolific goalscoring start to the new season (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s former head of recruitment Sven Mislintat believes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s selfless attitude ultimately will cost him the opportunity to play for either Real Madrid or Barcelona.Mislintat helped engineer Aubameyang’s move to north London from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018 and the Gabon international has since cemented his reputation as one of world football’s most consistent goalscorers.The 30-year-old shared last season’s Premier League Golden Boot with Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, while he has begun the current campaign in similarly prolific fashion, scoring eight goals in 10 appearances.According to The Athletic, Arsene Wenger harboured reservations about Aubameyang’s attitude prior to his £56million transfer, but the former Saint Etienne striker has proven to be the ultimate team player and was recently rewarded with the vice captaincy by Unai Emery.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIn the victory over Aston Villa last month, Aubameyang offered new signing Nicolas Pepe to open his account for Arsenal by allowing him to take a penalty and Mislintat believes it is that sort of attitude that separates him from other elite strikers.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He is one, possibly the only one, of these extraordinary top, top, top strikers who is an absolute team player,’ Mislintat told the Athletic.‘A striker like Neymar or (Sergio) Aguero, for example, would never give a penalty to Pepe to score his first goal. It’s vice versa — ‘Come on, I will take this penalty kick, nobody else!’ Auba gave the chance to Pepe. His instinct was, ‘Let’s score and let’s go forward together.’ He takes care about his team-mates.‘Since he joined Arsenal, he played where he was asked and needed, and so he helped especially Lacazette to adapt to the Premier League.‘Maybe this attitude costs him to play for clubs like Real Madrid or Barcelona but maybe they made a mistake not to go for him. I like his mindset. It is good for a team’s atmosphere.’Who is the Premier League’s best striker?Aubameyang0%Kane0%Aguero0%Firmino0%Vardy0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Why Unai Emery is not selecting Mesut Ozil for ArsenalMORE: Raul Sanllehi backs Unai Emery decision to axe Mesut Ozil from Arsenal squadcenter_img Sven Mislintat explains how Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s attitude cost him a transfer to Real Madrid or Barcelona Advertisementlast_img read more

WHO declares war on hidden sugars in fight against obesity

first_imgObesity in women (file photo)GENEVA, Switzerland – The World Health Organization on Wednesday urged a dramatic drop in the consumption of sugar, “hidden” in everything from sodas and ketchup, as it steps up the fight against obesity.The UN health agency had previously issued guidelines that sugars should make up less than 10 percent of a person’s total daily energy intake, but in a new twist urged countries to strive for half that.Setting the bar at five percent would mean people should consume no more than 25 grams or the equivalent of six teaspoons of sugar a day – less than the 10 teaspoons in your average can of soda.Health-hazardous free sugars, in the form of table sugar, fructose or glucose for instance, are added to foods and drinks by manufacturers, cooks and consumers themselves, and are naturally present in substances like honey and fruit juices.The guidelines do not refer to sugars in fresh fruits, vegetables and milk, since there is no evidence they are harmful, WHO said.The UN agency pointed out that much of the so-called free sugars we consume today are “hidden” in processed foods that are not usually seen as sweet, like ketchup, which contains a full teaspoon of the sugar in each tablespoon.WHO has for more than a decade recommended keeping sugar consumption below 10 percent of a person’s total daily energy intake – a target it considers clearly supported by scientific evidence which countries should adopt as policy.But the UN health agency decided to halve the previous recommended level following a year of discussions among WHO member states.The five-percent recommendation however remains “conditional”, WHO said, since too few epidemiological studies have been carried out in populations with such low sugar intake to allow a clear comparison. Tweet HealthLifestyle WHO declares war on hidden sugars in fight against obesity by: Jamaica Observer – March 4, 2015 284 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more

Senators defend ABS-CBN franchise hearing on Feb. 24

first_imgSenate President Vicente Sotto IIIsaid the Senate does not violate the Constitution with the conduct of thehearing, as claimed by House of Representatives Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano. MANILA – Senators have defended thehearing to be conducted by the Senate public services committee of Sen. GracePoe on the franchise renewal of the ABS-CBN Corp. on Monday. Section 24, Article VI of the 1987Constitution states that “all appropriation, revenue or tariff bills, billsauthorizing increase of the public debt, bills of local application, andprivate bills shall originate exclusively in the House of Representatives.” “Nagtatakalang ako kay Sen. Grace Poe at sa mga senador. Kapag Cha-cha (Charter change) ang pinag-uusapan, ayaw nila. Huwag daw munapag-usapan,” Cayetano said in an ambush interview. He added: “A committee report becomesSenate business. Committee chairpersons are authorized to hear what theircommittee thinks should be heard. It remains their committee business.” Sen. Panfilo Lacson, for his part,said Cayetano’s point may be valid since the Constitution provides that billsof local application like franchise measures must emanate from the House. “Though since as practiced, we conductcommittee hearings on tax and budget measures even before the House hastransmitted their approved version of bill to the Senate,” Lacson said.center_img There are 11 pending measures seekingto renew the franchise of ABS-CBN for another 25 years, but the House Committeeon Legislative Franchises has yet to hold a single hearing to deliberate them./PN Cayetano said on Thursday that underthe 1987 Constitution, all bills related to granting a legislative franchiseshould emanate from the House of Representatives, not from the Senate. What can be considered as blatantlyviolative of the Constitution is if the committee chairperson reports out onthe Senate floor for plenary debates the committee report which we have notdone and will never do, he added. “Not at all. Besides, the hearing isfocused on the resolutions filed re: ABS, not whether we should approve itsfranchise or not,” Sotto said in a statement. PHOTO BY BUSINESS WORLDlast_img read more

SAD! Soweto Derby Clash Played Amidst Two Deaths From Stampede

first_imgThe Soweto Derby clash between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs in the Carling Black Label Cup recorded two casualties as a result of stampede however that didn’t stop the authorities from pressing ahead with the game at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg.Bernard Parker scored the only goal of the game as Kaizer Chiefs defeated their rivals 1-0 to retain their title.Apart from the two deaths recorded, several others were injured from the chaos. The real cause of the chaos is currently being investigated. Speaking on the unfortunate incident, Johannesburg Public Safety MMC Michael Sun revealed that the stampede was due to people trying to sell or present fake tickets.He also revealed that calm has been restored and extra paramedics have been deployed to attend to victims.In his words, he said: “We understand the alleged cause of the stampede to be people trying to sell or present fake tickets at the gate, one thing to another, resulting in the stampede.”Trophy sponsors also released the statement pictured below to address the incident: RelatedWEEKEND PREVIEW: The BIG 7October 27, 2018In “Articles”From Europe To Africa: Vincent Enyeama Plots Return To Football BUT On TWO ConditionsApril 18, 2020In “Featured”Daniel Akpeyi Dumps Chippa United for ChiefsJanuary 31, 2019In “Transfers”last_img read more

Whicker: On Moving Day for relievers, Dodgers hope Axford cuts to the chase

first_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies LOS ANGELES — From July 1 to Aug. 1, 20 major league relievers changed uniforms.That included Roberto Osuna, a domestic-violence defendant whose trial in Toronto hasn’t started yet. Also Jeurys Familia, who was suspended for the same thing last year. Most of the rest are marching to new teams like Valley Forge combatants, bandages shaped like question marks, up and down their arms. The supply was meager and the demand was desperate.The Dodgers celebrated the arrival of All-Star Manny Machado and powerful second baseman Brian Dozier, but their most important newcomer is a 35-year-old who now joins his seventh team since 2013.John Axford comes from Toronto, the team from his home province that enthralled him as a kid. He is a heavy movie aficionado who was a sponsor and presenter at the Milwaukee Film Festival each summer. His original sports hero was Rob Blake, now the Kings’ general manager and a fellow native of Simcoe, Ontario. July 31 is only a show deadline. Teams can sneak players through the waiver process and make deals until Aug. 31, as Houston did last year with Justin Verlander. So the Dodgers will keep looking. They could have gotten Baltimore’s Zach Britton or Texas’ Keone Kela.Their chances of going one game further than 2017 will depend on whether Axford or somebody else can pitch quiet innings between the starter’s departure and Jansen’s arrival.Dodger relievers rank ninth among 30 MLB clubs in WHIP (walks and hits, per innings pitched) but have surrendered 50 homers, second-most in the NL. They are the only contending bullpen to throw 400 innings this season. They also have 22 losses. Only Tampa Bay, Detroit and the Mets have lost more.Kenta Maeda could again become Jansen’s lead-in during the playoffs. But October is not promised, not with Arizona picking up Jake Diekman and Brad Ziegler for its own bullpen. Every National League contender did something significant, none more so than Philadelphia’s pickup of catcher Wilson Ramos from Tampa Bay.Roberts said he doesn’t feel handcuffed by the fluid bullpen situation, not that he has much choice.Related Articles Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco “It’s actually easier,” he said, “We have a lot of different looks in the bullpen, high spin-rate guys, slider guys, guys who can make them put the ball on the ground. And we have guys who realize they’re here to win a championship, that everybody has to be unselfish. A lot of conversations go into that.”He grinned. “Those are high-class problems,” he said.Roberts also said Dozier wouldn’t necessarily be playing second base every day, not with Chris Taylor and Chase Utley needing time. And with Justin Turner returning, where does Max Muncy play, and how does that affect Cody Bellinger, and how much time will Kiké Hernandez get to master all of his trades?Tony Cingrani and Josh Fields will presumably return to the bullpen at some point, and the rotation is so jammed, even without Hyun-Jin Ryu, that Ross Stripling had to be disabled with a conveniently inflamed toe.“It’s ironic that a lot of other teams who might have resisted that approach are doing it now,” Roberts said. “This game is evolving. We’ve been on the front side of that. It doesn’t matter when you get into the batter’s box or onto the mound. You might not be asked to do the same thing every day.”That’s all fine, but if Axford wants to make the eighth inning his own, he will have permission. The seventh is available, too.center_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Axford also went through hell in spring training of 2015, when his 2-year-old son Jameson was bitten twice by a rattlesnake during spring training, when John was working for the Rockies in Arizona. The fear was that Jameson would lose a foot but he recovered.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Axford saved 95 games in a three-year span for Milwaukee, before he got to know the moving van drivers on a first-name basis. He had a dreadful 2017 with Oakland when he walked 17 in 21 innings, but he got healthy and stabilized himself by throwing more sinkers with Toronto. He’s right-handed, but lefties are 10 for 68 against him this year.“We’re looking for guys who can get lefties and righties out, instead of having to match up,” said Dave Roberts, the Dodgers manager.Joe Blanton took care of the eighth inning in 2016 for the Dodgers, and Brendan Morrow did the same last year. That, like everything else, is more complicated now.“Last year we had a pretty good lead at this point,” said Farhan Zaidi, the assistant general manager. “This year we’re fighting to get into the playoffs. So we’re more conscious of August and September.” How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire last_img read more

Steelers schedule 2020: Dates & times for all 16 games, strength of schedule, final record prediction

first_imgThe schedule is set up for Pittsburgh to be re-established as a playoff contender. Keep in mind they would have made it last season if the new seven-team rule were in effect.  Ben Roethlisberger turned 38 in the offseason. If he does not lead Pittsburgh to the postseason, then it will be interesting to see what kind of changes come about.  Record prediction: 9-7 The Pittsburgh Steelers just missed the playoffs in 2019 after an 8-8 season, but the return of veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger should provide a lift in the AFC North in 2020.  Baltimore has won the AFC North the last two seasons with Lamar Jackson, and that is the biggest hurdle for Pittsburgh to climb in order to get back to the postseason. The Steelers haven’t missed the playoffs in three consecutive seasons since 1998-2000. Mike Tomlin will try to get the team back against a schedule that features the NFC East and AFC South.  Here is a complete breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2020 schedule, including dates and start times for all 16 games and our early prediction.NFL OFFSEASON 2020:Draft grades | Power rankings | Best free agents availablePittsburgh Steelers schedule 2020 Here is the complete Pittsburgh Steelers schedule for 2020:WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTV1Sept. 14at Giants (MNF)7:15 p.m. ETESPN2Sept. 20vs. Broncos1 p.m. ETCBS3Sept. 27vs. Texans1 p.m. ETCBS4Oct. 4at Titans1 p.m. ETCBS5Oct. 11vs. Eagles1 p.m. ETFox6Oct. 18vs. Browns1 p.m. ETCBS7Oct. 25at Ravens1 p.m. ETCBS8BYE———9Nov. 8at Cowboys4:25 p.m. ETCBS10Nov. 15vs. Bengals1 p.m. ETFox11Nov. 22at Jaguars1 p.m. ETCBS12Nov. 26vs. Ravens (Thanksgiving)8:20 p.m. ETNBC13Dec. 6vs. Redskins1 p.m. ETFox14Dec. 13at Bills (SNF)8:20 p.m. ETNBC15Dec. 21at Bengals (MNF)8:15 p.m. ETESPN16Dec. 27vs. Colts1 p.m. ETCBS17Jan. 3at Browns1 p.m. ETCBS(For Canadian viewers, each game can be streamed on DAZN.)The Steelers also are scheduled to open the preseason with the Hall of Fame Game against Dallas in Canton on Aug. 6.The Ravens are the biggest challenge, but the only other teams on the schedule that won double-digit games in 2019 are Buffalo and Houston.  Pittsburgh should be able to take advantage of the softer schedule in 2020.  Steelers strength of schedule The Steelers have the second-easiest schedule by record. Their opponents had a combined 117-139 record for a .457 winning percentage last season. Seven games on Pittsburgh’s schedule are against teams that won six games or less in 2019. That includes the usual four-game stretch against the Bengals and Browns.  Despite the two-year playoff drought, Pittsburgh is still 6-1-1 against Cincinnati and Cleveland.  Toughest tests: The road schedule has just one indoor game at Dallas, and that likely is a nationally-televised game. Baltimore, Tennessee and Buffalo were all playoff teams last season, and those game will carry more weight in the AFC race.  The Bills and Titans, however, were both just .500 teams at home in the regular season last year. Those are games Pittsburgh can steal.  Biggest breaks: Houston and Indianapolis both visit Heinz Field, and those teams combined for a 6-10 record on the road last season. Philadelphia won the NFC East last season, but the Steelers have won three of the last four against the Eagles at home in the rare in-state battle.  The Steelers also avoid Mile High Stadium with the Broncos coming to Pittsburgh.  Bottom line: The games with Baltimore will determine the division, but the Steelers can’t look past the tests with Cleveland and Cincinnati within the division.  Lamar Jackson beat the Steelers twice last season, and it will be interesting to see what Pittsburgh’s response in that rivalry is.  last_img read more

Clevelanders celebrate LeBron James’ return

first_imgIn this Aug. 10, 2013 file photo, Miami Heat’s LeBron James greets a young fan while on the way to an interview at his foundation’s second annual “I Promise Family Reunion,” in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Phil Masturzo, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — The oft-maligned city of Cleveland is on quite a roll.Cheers broke out, car horns tooted and the whoops of joyous fans filled the city’s streets Friday as word quickly spread that basketball’s prodigal son, LeBron James, is returning to the Cavaliers.The four time-NBA MVP announced Friday in an essay published in Sports Illustrated his decision to leave the Miami Heat and move his considerable talents and the prospect of an NBA championship back to Cleveland.“I never thought it would happen … ,” law student Larry Boothe said. “I never thought it would be a reality.”The free agent’s decision is the latest in a run of good news for the hard-working city of Cleveland, which is mired in a 50-year sports championship drought.Earlier in the week, Republican officials announced they would be bringing their national convention and the hundreds of millions of dollars it will generate to Cleveland in 2016.Also, the woeful Browns, the last Cleveland team to win a title in 1964, grabbed headlines when they drafted quarterback Johnny Manziel in May,  a move that raised expectations for the team’s return to its former glory.And now James, a product of nearby Akron and St. Mary-St. Vincent High School, is returning home.Jessica Spachner sat at an outdoor restaurant table in Cleveland’s Warehouse District and smiled at the news of James’ return. She said she and others can now forgive him for announcing on national television in 2010 that he was leaving the Cavaliers for Miami, where he helped the Heat win two championships in his four years there.“People forgive pretty quickly,” the 27-year-old Spachner said.Boothe, 25, had just picked up a six-pack of beer and was headed back to the law office where he’s working this summer to celebrate with his co-workers.“The bosses said go for it,” an elated Boothe said.The phone number for the Cavaliers’ ticket office boasted of James’ return in a recorded message but noted that single-game tickets aren’t yet available, and the extension for season ticket inquiries rang busy Friday afternoon.___Associated Press writer Kantele Franko in Columbus contributed to this report.last_img read more

SIX QUESTIONS: Nelson Leafs coach Frank Maida

first_imgHe coached in Nelson Minor Hockey.He was part of the revitalization of the Leafs when Simon Wheeldon took over the Green and White in the mid 2000’s, even won a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title in 2009. Now, after finally getting to fully recruit during the spring, Frank Maida gets to see the fruits of his labour when the Leafs open the 2012-13 KIJHL campgaign Friday at the NDCC Arena against the Castlegar Rebels.The Nelson Daily Sports Editor Bruce Fuhr had a chance to talk with Maida about the upcoming season and the Leafs franchise in the latest segement of Six Questions. The Nelson Daily: For five years you coached in the shadow of Simon Wheeldon. Last season you joined the Leafs six weeks before the start of the season after then head coach Chris Shaw took another job and had to pick up the pieces left over from the departed coach. This season it’s all yours so what do you hope to accomplish?Frank Maida: Having a really good year. The season is about developing players and coming together as a team ready for the second part of the season, the playoffs. Our goal is to finish top two in our division and once we hit playoffs ready to go deep.TND: Junior hockey players leave home at a young age to pursue their dreams. How do you convince parents and players Nelson is a better fit than other junior franchises in the province?FM: Our program is real close to a Junior A program.  We have structure on and off the ice our players must adhere to. Our program is about developing young men on and off the ice.  TND: The KIJHL has turned out a few gems in the name of Shea Webber, Brad Larsen, Cody Fransen and Geoff Kinrade, to name a few. However, for most of the players Junior B is the best hockey they will play. What do you hope the players take from their time with the Leafs?FM: We hope the players get a great experience playing and living in Nelson. But our main goal is to develop the player’s skills to the move them to the next level, if not during the year, then the next season.TND: There’s not much glamour coaching Junior B. There’s long hours logged on buses and spending a lot of time in cold arenas during the winter. What entices you to be head coach of the Nelson Leafs Hockey Club?FM: I really enjoy the players. Our goal is to win but not at all costs and I get great pleasure moving players to the next level.TND: Nelson players have been seen laying wreaths at Remembrance Day ceremonies, selling KidSport raffle tickets during Road Kings Queen City Shine and playing floor hockey at elementary schools. Why is it important to have representation at these events?FM: Our fans and businesses in the City of Nelson really support the Nelson Leafs and we want to give back to the people of Nelson, the kids in the schools and have the players be part of Nelson.TND: Leaf fans got a little spoiled during the five-year run with you and Simon Wheeldon as skippers of the Good Ship Leaf. However, the past two years the team has been knocked out in the first round of the playoffs. Can fans expect a different result come February? If so, why?FM: The first year Simon and I took over the Leafs we also were knocked out in the first round of the playoff.  Building a team is not easy but having  returning players that know our systems allows them to be able to help the new players learn and be leaders both on and off the ice.last_img read more