Wenger snaps at journalist after being quizzed about Arsenal fans’ banner

first_img1 Arsene Wenger was left riled after he was questioned about a banner calling for him to leave Arsenal.Gunners fans held up a large sign during their clash with West Brom at the Hawthorns on Saturday which read: “Arsene, thanks for the memories, but it is time to say goodbye”.But Wenger was in no mood to discuss it after seeing his side clinch a 1-0 win over the Baggies.“I don’t comment on that,” he snapped. “I need to say it again? I don’t comment on your question.”Wenger was instead understandably keen to focus on Arsenal’s victory, their second in quick succession after the Champions League defeat of Borussia Dortmund.The Gunners had started the week without a win in three games and Wenger said: “It has been an extremely important week.“There is always one way to respond [to pressure], on the football pitch, and that is what we did.” Arsenal fans unveiled a Wenger Out banner during West Brom clash last_img read more

With Pospyhalla’s late 3, Columbus Catholic girls basketball sinks Gilman

first_imgDons win road game in overtimeBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterGILMAN — Natalie Pospyhalla hit a 3-pointer with less than 1 second left in overtime to lift the Marshfield Columbus Catholic girls basketball team to a 53-52 victory over Gilman on Tuesday night at Gilman High School.Columbus coach Rhonda Keding said neither team led by more than five points, and there were numerous lead changes throughout the game.Pospyhalla used a screen from Morgan Albrecht to get open, received an inbounds pass from Maren Seefluth, and drained the game-winner with 0.8 seconds remaining on the clock.“I’m really happy how the girls didn’t give up,” Keding said. “Our shots weren’t falling again. We are taking descent shots, just not getting any luck for them to fall through. I’m hoping that turns around for the girls. On the plus side, our defense keeps us in the game.”Pospyhalla finished with 17 points, making three 3-pointers, and Albrecht had four 3-pointers to tally 12 points for the Dons.Columbus is now 10-7 overall and 6-6 in the Cloverbelt East. Gilman falls to 6-12 and 3-11 in the conference.Columbus Catholic hosts Greenwood on Friday at 7:15 p.m.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Dons 53, Pirates 52COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (53): Morgan Albrecht 4-12 0-0 12, Hailey Roehl 0-0 2-2 2, Baylie Neider 4-11 0-1 9, Maren Seefluth 1-10 3-4 5, Kendra Baierl 2-9 0-0 4, Natalie Pospyhalla 7-15 0-0 17, Marissa Immerfall 2-7 0-0 4. FG: 21-54. FT: 5-7. 3-pointers: 8-23 (Albrecht 4-8, Pospyhalla 3-6, Neider 1-6, Seefluth 0-3). Rebounds: 34 (Seefluth 8, Immerfall 8). Assists: 13 (Seefluth 4, Neider 4). Turnovers: 11. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: none. Record: 10-7, 6-6 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.GILMAN (52): Camryn Skabroud 4-8 1-2 11, Taylor Hendricks 4-9 0-1 11, Amanda Wisocky 0-5 0-0 0, Grace Grunseth 2-11 1-4 7, Kayla Chause 3-7 3-4 11, Evelyn Fryza 3-5 1-1 7, Cooper Sherfield 3-5 0-0 6. FG: 19-51. FT: 6-12. 3-pointers: 9-22 (Hendricks 3-8, Grunseth 2-3, Chause 2-4, Skabroud 2-5, Fryza 0-1, Wisocky 0-1). Rebounds: 31 (Skabroud 7). Assists: 12 (Hendricks 3, Sherfield 3, Chause 3). Turnovers: 13. Fouls: 8. Fouled out: none. Record: 6-12, 3-11 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.last_img read more

Milan wanted Puel

first_imgThere are reports that Milan’s hierarchy couldn’t agree on who should replace Marco Giampaolo, with Ivan Gazidis wanting Claude Puel.  Giampaolo was sacked after a dismal run of form in which Milan won only three of their opening seven games. Il Giornale reports that Milan CEO Gazidis wanted former Lyon and Southampton manager Claude Puel to take over from Giampaolo. However, the report also states that directors Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban wanted an Italian coach, or at least one who was experienced in Serie A. This led the club to go for Luciano Spalletti, who rejected their advances. Milan then turned to Stefano Pioli, who agreed. This isn’t the first time the three have butted heads, as Gazidis only wanted to sign young players last summer, whilst Boban and Maldini believed that the squad needed some experience, with rumours that a deal for Zlatan Ibrahimovic was nixed by Gazidis. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

Baume & Mercier launches Hampton 10 Years Collection for women watches

first_imgBaume & Mercier Hampton watches – Rs 43,500 to Rs 54,000To celebrate the anniversary of its Hampton collection, Baume & Mercier has launched the stunning Hampton 10 Years Collection for women.Sleek and sophisticated, the collection includes four Hampton interpretations in polished steel cases with mother of pearl dials. Mounted on,Baume & Mercier Hampton watches – Rs 43,500 to Rs 54,000To celebrate the anniversary of its Hampton collection, Baume & Mercier has launched the stunning Hampton 10 Years Collection for women.Sleek and sophisticated, the collection includes four Hampton interpretations in polished steel cases with mother of pearl dials. Mounted on white alligator straps, all the watches feature the brand’s emblem, the Phi. Perfect for those who want to sport the refined and glamorous look.last_img read more

How to Ask for Donations on Your Website

first_imgWe’re glass-half-full types of people around here, and realize that for every “don’t,” there should be a “do” in improving our online fundraising and marketing. Here are the six “dos” of asking for donations on your website.Make it painfully easy to find the “donate” option:As marketing guru Seth Godin once blogged, our target markets are often “lazy people in a hurry.” (No offense to our lovely, unexpected donors!) Let’s face it: People are getting savvier by the day, ad banners are blending into the background, and cluttered layouts are turning people away. Big, bold, beautiful buttons are what we’re after. (When we at Network for Good put our button front and center on our homepage, we brought in 30 percent more donations!)Show where the moolah goes:Belts and purse strings are tightening, and folks are becoming increasingly skeptical of charities. Now’s the time to be completely transparent about where contributions and gifts are going. The more honest and open your organization is, the more trustworthy you’ll become. Illustrate this with testimonials, endorsements, and badges from groups such as Charity Navigator or the Better Business Bureau.Explain the how of your mission (not just the what):Nonprofits often put a lot of stock into their mission statements as if these short explanations are the lifeblood of a good organization. Sure, they’re important, but they’re not compelling in and of themselves; just because you’re out to “end poverty” or “save animals,” etc., doesn’t differentiate you from the other anti-poverty or animal-friendly charity down the street. Paint the picture of how your nonprofit is getting the job done in addition to explaining what the job is. Be specific!Appeal to donors’ ideas and values:Put yourself in your donor’s shoes: What’s most important to me? Am I looking for convenience, a happy feeling, or a sense of accomplishment? Do I want to affect a certain group of people’s lives? Your mission won’t tug at the heartstrings of every single person—but make sure it hits home with your target audience(s).Show your connection to or presence in the local community:This element is key to making the ask: Do your best to make a connection to the people and places from which you’re soliciting donations. Whether your program work is in Africa or your soup kitchen is on Main Street, be sure to include language to bring a sense of relevance to your website visitors. (According to a recent study, an organization’s presence in the user’s own community was the second most important deciding factor after the organization’s mission and work.)Don’t forget to ask:This is not the time to be shy about actually asking for donations. Now that you’ve made it easy and compelling to become a part of your nonprofit’s work and impact, be sure to make the call to action.Editor’s note: This article was originally published on October 22, 2012, and has been updated.last_img read more

Donald Trump gives annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner a miss

first_imgPresident of the United States Donald Trump skipped the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on Saturday instead choosing to do a campaign-style rally in Michigan.Trump is skipping the annual bash for the second year in a row, according to the Hill.The US President is holding a campaign-style rally in Michigan instead, as he did in Pennsylvania during last year’s dinner.The US President is set to participate in the rally being held at Total Sports Park in Washington, Michigan about 40 miles north of Detroit.”Look forward to being in the Great State of Michigan tonight. Major business expansion and jobs pouring into your State. Auto companies expanding at record pace. Big crowd tonight, will be live on T.V,” Trump tweeted.Trump, last year, became the first president to skip the event since Ronald Reagan in 1981; Reagan was recovering from an assassination bid. Even then, Reagan called in to make a few jokes.The dinner, is also referred to as “nerd prom,” amasses journalists and government officials to celebrate the First Amendment, CNN reported.According to the reports, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Trump encouraged his staff to attend this year’s bash.”The president encouraged his staff and all of us to attend and so we did, and we felt like it was important for us to come out and be here,” Sanders told CNN.The annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner is known for being an A-list extravaganza, with exclusive parties hosted all weekend across the city.advertisementTrump often uses the word “fake” to describe media, which is critical of him.(With ANI inputs)Also read: Angela Merkel visits Donald Trump without illusions, but with hopeAlso read: Trump says he is weighing options for North Korea meetingWatch: US President Donald Trump launches air strikes against Syria, several explosions heard in Damscuslast_img read more

5 days agoCeltic striker Odsonne Edouard urged to target Arsenal move

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard urged to target Arsenal moveby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCeltic striker Odsonne Edouard should be targeting a move to Arsenal.That’s according to former Rangers forward Kris Boyd.Edouard has been in fine form for the Glasgow club this season, scoring nine goals and providing five assists in 17 appearances.Boyd isn’t surprised by the reported interest in the Hoops’ star man but believes the 21-year-old should stay put until the likes of Manchester United or Arsenal come calling.He told the Scottish Sun: “For what it’s worth, if it’s the Premier League he heads for, it should be for one of the giants, Manchester United or Arsenal, and not, with respect, to a Brighton or Southampton.“But I’ve got a funny feeling he’ll have to go and prove himself first at one of those clubs.” last_img read more

Video: Georgia Defensive Lineman Trenton Thompson Clears A 42-Inch Box Jump With Ease

first_imgGeorgia's football team running onto the field.ATHENS, GA – NOVEMBER 12: The Georgia Bulldogs enter the field to face the Auburn Tigers at Sanford Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)At 6-foot-4, 307 pounds, Georgia defensive tackle Trenton Thompson doesn’t seem like someone who should be able to clear a 42-inch box jump with relative ease, but the big man has some serious athleticism. In a video recorded by strength and conditioning coach Aaron Feld, Thompson makes the jump from sitting on a bench. That’s some serious explosion.Big Trent got hops! #GoDawgs Video via- Aaron FeldA video posted by DawgsOnTop (@dawgsontop) on Feb 29, 2016 at 3:04pm PSTSome of the smaller Dawgs did the same on the 48-inch box jump.Gonna have to change his name to Human Pogo Stick, 48″ Box jump, no sweat for @_CRADICULOUS. @coach_sinclair #ATD pic.twitter.com/azTR9sv44N— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) February 29, 2016Several guys the 48″ Box. @LCarter_25, @_CRADICULOUS, @FourTheGame, and Dom Sanders. @coach_sinclair #ATD #bunnies pic.twitter.com/sBVwrPT1UJ— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) February 29, 2016@StevenVanTiflin @_AyeeLilWuan @TrentJolly78 @Greyson_Lambert @tanstumpey @RidleyCa competing today! @coach_sinclair pic.twitter.com/BsuVXbHBOo— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) February 29, 2016…and then we have a few guys clearing 54 inches.@WillyCinthacut @LuxuryLife1K @iAMPrinceMauger @ReggieD25 Hitting them high boxes @coach_sinclair #ATD pic.twitter.com/9MmCBSjrAC— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) February 29, 2016Well, we’re impressed.[Field Street Forum]last_img read more

Kentucky vs. Stony Brook – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

first_imgCoach Cal talking to Jamal Murray.LEXINGTON, KY – JANUARY 23: John Calipari the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats gives instructions to Jamal Murray #23 in the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Rupp Arena on January 23, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Tyler UlisTyler UlisThe 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket was just revealed on CBS. The Kentucky Wildcats out of the SEC earned the No. 4 seed in the East region, where they will face the 13th-seeded Stony Brook Seawolves out of the America East Conference. Each team won its respective conference tournament. The winner of this match-up is rewarded with a meeting against the winner of fifth-seeded Indiana and No. 12 seed Chattanooga.Date: Thursday, March 17Time: 9:30 p.m. E.T. TV Channel: CBSLocation: Des MoinesAnnouncers: Nantz/Hill/Raftery//WolfsonOpening Betting Line: TBAkentucky logoPrediction: The Wildcats didn’t look like themselves for a while during the regular season, but boy did they finish on a tear. Guards Tyler Ulis and Jamal Murray are studs, and freshman big man Skal Labissiere has gone from phenom to bust to bona fide contributor.If anything, this UK team is under-seeded. That might hurt them in round two against Indiana, but it shouldn’t deter them from winning this game.last_img read more

Markets waited a while for a pullback Then pow

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – The long, smooth, record-setting ride on Wall Street is over. The stock market pullback that experts had been saying was long overdue has finally come.Investor fears about higher interest rates escalated into rapid, computer-generated selling Monday that wiped out all the market’s gains for the year. At one point, the Dow Jones industrial average dropped 1,000 points in less than an hour, and it ended with its worst day in more than six years. The Standard & Poor’s 500 is now down nearly 8 per cent from its record high, set a little more than a week ago.Market professionals warn that the selling could continue for a bit. But many are also quick to say they see no recession looming, and they expect the strengthening global economy and healthy corporate earnings to help stock prices recover.“The reasons for the increase in rates is the stronger economy,” said Ernie Cecilia, chief investment officer at Bryn Mawr Trust. “The reasons are positive. It’s not as if something like 2008 or financial Armageddon is coming.”The trigger for the sell-off came at the end of last week when a government report showed that wages across the country rose relatively quickly last month. While that’s good for workers, traders took it as a signal that higher inflation may be on the way, which could push the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates more quickly than expected. Higher rates not only make it more expensive for people and companies to borrow, they can also drive investors away from stocks and into bonds.The sell-off Monday was so steep that some market-watchers blamed automated trading systems. These systems are programmed to buy and sell based on several variables, and they may have hit their sell triggers following the first wobble for stock prices after an unusually placid run.That may mean even more volatility in the coming days, something that investors haven’t had to deal with during a blissful year-plus of record-setting returns. Before Monday, the S&P 500 index had gone a record period of time — roughly 400 trading days — without a drop of even 5 per cent.Monday was also the first day in office for the new chairman of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, and investors are wondering how closely he will stick with the low interest-rate policies set by his predecessor, Janet Yellen.Still, many market-watchers said they remain optimistic that stocks will recover.Despite worries about interest rates, they still see a recession as a long shot. With economies growing around the world, profits for U.S. businesses are expected to continue rising, and stock prices tend to follow the path of corporate earnings over the long term.“The rate worries have been the trigger” for the stock market’s swoon, said Melda Mergen, deputy global head of equities at Columbia Threadneedle. “But fundamentally, we don’t see any new news. It’s earnings season, the time that we get more direct feedback from our companies, and we don’t see any concerns.”More than half the companies in the S&P 500 have told investors how they performed in the last three months of 2017, and most have topped analysts’ expectations, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. Even more encouraging is that more than three quarters of them made more revenue than expected, which means it’s not just cost-cutting and layoffs that are allowing companies to earn more.The White House cited some of those trends Monday and said “long-term economic fundamentals … remain exceptionally strong.”President Donald Trump has frequently commented on gains by the market during his first year in office. He has stayed silent in the face of market gyrations over the past week.If the stock market does indeed bounce back, though, many market-watchers expect returns to be more muted than in prior years because prices have already climbed so high. The S&P 500 is up nearly 292 per cent since bottoming in early 2009.And investors should remember that drops like those of the past two days aren’t a unique occurrence for stocks. They’re inherently risky investments, and investors should be prepared to see drops of 10 per cent. Such declines happen so regularly that analysts have a name for them: a market correction.___Associated Press writer Darlene Superville in Washington contributed to this report.last_img read more