November 16

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers reign off to winning start against Shkupi

first_imgShare on Messenger Steven Gerrard Twitter Legendary playing status and adulation from a new supporter base will not halt the moans and groans such as emerged on a balmy Glasgow evening. Spells of decent Rangers play, particularly in the opening half, were undermined by profligacy. And yet, significantly, victory to nil was delivered.Afterwards, and tellingly, Gerrard urged caution. “I’m satisfied with the result, satisfied with parts of the performance but it’s not any better than satisfactory,” he said. “We have a lot of work to do; we’re still in a game.“I thought we should have won more comfortably. We take 2-0 but I’m slightly disappointed we didn’t win more comfortably.”Gerrard cited “tension” within the Rangers display. “When we relaxed and made passes, we looked more like a team,” he added.Gerrard has become used to rapturous receptions around these parts. He was afforded another one before kick-off; the capacity Ibrox crowd told of the fever pitch excitement attached to his arrival.Any stumble against such limited opposition would not help Gerrard’s status, of course. Shkupi finished 40 points adrift of the Macedonian champions last season. Memories of a shocking Rangers Europa League exit at the hands of a team from Luxembourg 12 months ago have not receded. When the laughing from rival fans in Scotland subsided, the reality was that stumble undermined the tenure of Pedro Caixinha to an unrecoverable extent.Rangers opened brightly before the delivery of a sharp warning shot. In the 14th minute, with the visitors’ first meaningful foray into Rangers territory, Blagojce Ljamcevski clipped the top of the crossbar. One intriguing aspect of Gerrard’s preferred deployment of a 4-3-3 formation will be whether full-backs will find themselves exposed; precisely that transpired as Shkupi broke.Rangers heeded the warning in timely fashion. Jamie Murphy’s key problem with cutting inside the penalty area on his left foot was the appearance of a teammate, Alfredo Morelos, directly between him and goal. Morelos duly adjusted his position as Murphy shot, with the Shkupi goalkeeper Suat Zendeli hardly covering himself in glory as the ball bounced into his net. Zendeli did partly redeem himself with a fine stop to deny a net-bound Josh Windass header as Rangers looked to press home a level of superiority most obvious when they attacked. Zendeli produced further acrobatics to tip a deflected Jon Flanagan effort wide for a corner. By the interval Shkupi were glad of respite given Rangers had laid siege on their goal and Scott Arfield had passed up the most glaring opportunity to double Rangers’ lead with a comedic miskick when six yards out.In endorsing the benefit of their break, Shkupi opened the second period with a new-found level of confidence in possession. If they had sensed an element of vulnerability in the Rangers defence, that would have been fair. However, pretty passing patterns amounted to nothing by way of clear-cut chances for the Macedonians. A flurry of ineffective corners was the sum of this spell. How a moment of history could so easily have triggered embarrassment. Steven Gerrard avoided such a scenario in this, his first competitive match as a manager, but long spells of Rangers’ 2-0 success over Shkupi served chiefly to highlight the levels of improvement needed at Ibrox. The Liverpool icon can, of course, point to context; Scottish clubs, Celtic aside, have struggled in recent European qualifying ties. Pinterest Topics Gerrard, who barely strayed from the touchline all evening, called on the combative Ryan Jack from among his substitutes in a bid to reassert Rangers’ grip on the game. That Daniel Candeias, a far more attacking player than his replacement, made way further highlighted the manager’s concern. With more than half an hour to play, the game had regressed badly; a scenario far more appealing to Shkupi than Rangers.Gerrard called twice more on substitutes – Ovie Ejaria and Glenn Middleton – in a bid to rejuvenate his team. A stoppage-time penalty did that, and offered breathing space, with James Tavernier clipping home after Murphy was upended. Monday’s flight to Macedonia was suddenly afforded an altogether different atmosphere, even if Gerrard was clearly of a mind to curb any thoughts of the next round. Europa League Transfer roundup: West Ham set to sign Felipe Anderson for club record £33.5m Jamie Murphy gives Rangers a 1-0 lead. Photograph: Stuart Wallace/Rex/Shutterstock Share on LinkedIncenter_img The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Rangers Share via Email Read more Share on Twitter Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp match reports Reuse this contentlast_img read more

November 14

Man City team news & likely line-up

first_imgManchester City Man City Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Burnley Sam Lee Last updated 1 year ago 17:00 2/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Fernandinho David Silva Manchester City Getty Images Manchester City Premier League İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Raheem Sterling Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero Guardiola Yaya Touré Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon Manchester City travel to Burnley on Saturday as they continue their bid for the Premier League title.They could be without David Silva, however, after he picked up a knock against West Brom in midweek.MAN CITY INJURIES Silva was substituted during the first half on Wedesnday and Pep Guardiola said after the match that he was unsure if the Spaniard would be fit to feature at Turf Moor. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player John Stones missed the West Brom game through illness but should be in contention to start, although new signing Aymeric Laporte looked assured on his debut.Gabriel Jesus is set for at least another three weeks on the sidelines, Leroy Sane will miss at least six weeks, and Benjamin Mendy is still out with a knee injury.Fabian Delph has also been out with a knee injury and while his exact status is unknown, he is unlikely to feature on Saturday.David Silva Manchester CityMAN CITY SUSPENSIONS Neither side have any suspensions.MAN CITY POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP Man City XIOleksandar Zinchenko has impressed at left-back in recent weeks, although Guardiola may go for a bit more defensive solidity by picking Danilo for what could be a physical clash with the Clarets.Stones could well come back into the team given his growing experience of these games. If so he would partner Nicolas Otamendi.Ilkay Gundogan is most likely to replace David Silva if the Spaniard is not fit enough to play.BURNLEY TEAM NEWS Burnley were rocked by news on Wednesday that midfielder Steven Defour would miss several months with a knee injury.The Clarets are also without fellow long-term absentees Robbie Brady and Tom Heaton, while Dean Marney was recently ruled out for the season.Chris Wood and Jonathan Walters are both out with knee injuries.Centre-back James Tarkowski is also out. Stephen Ward could return from a knock, though he missed the Newcastle match in mid-week.OPTA MATCH FACTS Burnley have won one of their last 18 matches against Man City in all competitions (D5 L12), a 1-0 win in March 2015. Manchester City have won six of their last seven trips to Turf Moor in all competitions, with the other game that 1-0 defeat in 2015. Manchester City have already beaten Burnley twice this season, winning 3-0 in the Premier League and 4-1 in the FA Cup – only three times previously has a Premier League side beaten a fellow Premier League side by three or more goals three times in a single season (Arsenal v Leeds United and Middlesbrough in 2003-04 and Arsenal v Aston Villa in 2014-15). Burnley have scored the fewest home goals of any Premier League side this season (8), while only Liverpool (32) have scored more on the road than Manchester City (28). Manchester City haven’t gone three Premier League away games without a win since May 2016 – their last three games on the road under Manuel Pellegrini.   Manchester City’s haul of 68 points from 25 games is a joint top-flight record, with Spurs also doing so in 1960-61 (converting to three points for a win). Tottenham went on to do the League and FA Cup double that season.TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME Kick off is 12:30 GMT (07:30 ET) on Saturday, February 3, and the game will be shown on Sky Sports United Kingdom. It will be shown on NBC and Universo in the United States, and on various channels around the world. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

October 28

2 days agoRafael Garcia thrilled with first pro Everton deal

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Rafael Garcia thrilled with first pro Everton dealby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRafael Garcia has signed a first pro Everton deal until the end of June 2022 after turning 17 earlier this month.A first pro deal is a reward for the youngster despite confirmation that he will miss the rest of this season, having suffered an ACL injury while in pre-season.”Signing a first pro contract is a huge thing and hopefully it will be the start of something big,” Garcia told evertonfc.com.”I’ve had so much help since I’ve joined Everton, from my teammates, my coaches and the staff.”The people at Everton are very nice and very kind. The transition has been easy.”It is a great club to be at, with a brilliant history.”Getting the injury was a blow but the aim is to get back for pre-season next year and be stronger and fitter than I was.” last_img read more

October 26

‘Pulisic wouldn’t go to Man Utd because of Mourinho’

first_imgRising U.S. national team star Christian Pulisic refused a move to Manchester United because of his father’s dislike of Jose Mourinho. According Robin Walker, who coached Pulisic at non-League side Brackley Town in 2005, the Chelsea attacker never contemplated going to Old Trafford because of their former coach.  Mourinho’s poor track record of giving youth a chance saw Pulisic’s father all but block the potential move with the 20-year-old instead signing for the Blues in January with Walker’s encouragement.    Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “He wouldn’t go to Manchester United because of Jose Mourinho,” Walker told The Telegraph. “His father couldn’t stand Mourinho because he didn’t promote young players.”It was at that point I asked, ‘What about London? That’s where it’s at.'”I’m a Chelsea fan, I grew up in London supporting them. When I was in Dortmund last year, I told him that he had to come.”Signing for Chelsea at the start of the year before being loaned straight back to Borussia Dortmund, Pulisic has started the Premier League season at Stamford Bridge and the early signs are encouraging. After starting and claiming an assist in the Blues UEFA Super Cup loss to Liverpool, the American winger played 71 minutes against Leicester City on the weekend with his coach impressed with what’s he’s been seeing. “I am really happy with him,” Lampard said last week.”There is lots, lots more to come. Again, [he’s showing] all the good signs for what he can be for the club.”The expectancy is right, he is a big signing for us but you have to remember his age.”While Lampard is looking to keep Pulisic grounded, former Blues striker Tony Cascarino recently declared the attacker could one day match Eden Hazard’s quality. “Christian Pulisic looks like he will be a very dangerous player for Chelsea,” Cascarino told The Times. “I don’t remember a young Eden Hazard being as quick and direct and there’s no reason Pulisic can’t develop into a player of Hazard’s standing.“Pulisic reminds me of Arjen Robben, you cannot stop him one-on-one because you don’t know which way he’s going to go and his pace is devastating.“He will be a massive asset for Frank Lampard this season.”last_img read more

October 26

Analysts React To Ohio State’s Domination Of Washington

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Ohio State football looks pretty great tonight, with Dwayne Haskins and company carving up Washington to the tune of a 28-3 lead midway through the third quarter of Urban Meyer’s final game.The Buckeyes look like a completely different football team than the one that struggled en route to a blowout loss to Purdue early in the year.Of course, this is college football, and every week absolutely matters.We’ve seen teams on the wrong side of the College Football Playoff due to one blowout loss before. Ohio State knows is better than anybody.Last year, the Buckeyes were absolutely drubbed by Iowa on the road. This year, it was that Purdue game.The talk of this Ohio State game right now is that the Buckeyes look like a College Football Playoff level team.The selection committee can only go with what is on the resumes, and that Purdue loss obviously put them behind undefeated Notre Dame. Oklahoma avenged its only loss, vs. Texas, in the Big 12 Championship, making them an easy pick ahead of the Buckeyes as well.Still, based on this, it is natural to think they would have been a better test for Clemson than the Fighting Irish, at the very least.Ohio State is the team with most legit playoff beef.— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) January 2, 2019Ohio State was good enough to be in the playoff this year and then some. How that Purdue game went down may be the biggest mystery in my time covering college sports.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) January 2, 2019This @rosebowlgame reminds me of the @OrangeBowl games of the early ‘90s, when Nebraska would win the Big Eight & go get embarrassed by Miami or Florida St. Big difference between @OhioStateFB and @UW_Football. Confirms @pac12 has work to do.— Ivan Maisel (@Ivan_Maisel) January 2, 2019Ohio State has become the reincarnation of Pete Carroll’s later USC teams that slipped out of national title picture early but always drilled someone in the Rose Bowl.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) January 2, 2019If anything, this is a good argument to Playoff expansion.With a six-team field, you’d still have extremely competitive Ohio State and Georgia teams crashing the party, and it might weed out a squad like Notre Dame earlier than the semifinal, while still giving it the shot to prove itself.last_img read more

October 25

BCCI’s insensitivity: Why present a man of the match replica cheque as donation to armed forces

first_img Boria Majumdar KolkataMarch 24, 2019UPDATED: March 24, 2019 13:31 IST BCCI donated the estimated money for the cancelled opening ceremony to the Indian armed forces (BCCI Photo)The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had come up with a heart-warming gesture of donating Rs 20 crore to the Indian armed forces ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 opener between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Saturday in Chennai.While the intention of cancelling the opening ceremony and using the estimated amount for a noble cause deserves high praise, the usage of replicas of celebratory cheques at the felicitation ceremony is certainly an insensitive, very insensitive gesture from the BCCI.Is the BCCI so high with its wealth that it can’t differentiate between performance awards and a service to the nation? Paying for a cause is certainly no celebration and the usage of celebratory cheques was cringeworthy. All the BCCI had to do was be sensitive but the richest cricket body in the world failed to do so.The BCCI had invited some of the senior representatives of the Indian armed forces, including the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) that lost 40 of its personnel during a dastardly terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir on February 14. A sum of Rs 11 crore was contributed to the Indian Army, Rs 7 crore to the CRPF and Rs 1 crore each to the Navy and Air Force respectively.Members of the top brass of the BCCI, including Committee of Administrators (CoA) members Diana Edulji and Lt General Ravi Thodge, acting president of the BCCI CK Khanna and Anirudh Chaudhary, honourary treasurer were present at the felicitation ceremony. Even as the cheques were handed over to the representative from the armed forces, the Chennai crowd appreciated the gesture.advertisement”BCCI empathises with those affected by the Pulwama attack and with the families of those martyred during the course of their duties. We respect and admire our armed forces and the CRPF,” Sanjay Manjrekar, who hosted the felicitation ceremony said.The IPL usually got underway with a glittering opening ceremony but the 2019 edition was devoid of glitz and glamour, keeping in mind the sentiments of the people in the country following the terror attack in Pulwama.While the opening ceremony was cancelled, military bands performed to get the IPL 2019 underway at Chepauk. The toss for the opener between CSK and RCB was advanced by 10 minutes and the Madras Regiment Band, based out of Chennai, performed for the crowd.Also, Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni handed out a similar celebratory cheque on behalf of the Chennai-based franchise to the representative of the CRPF. While the club donated the proceeds of the ticket sales of the opening match for the noble cause, it’s once again debatable if CSK should have used the celebratory cheque.Also Read | MS Dhoni presents Rs 2 crore cheque to CRPF, military band performs at ChepaukFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow BCCIFollow Indian armed forcesFollow Pulwama terror attackFollow crpf attack BCCI’s insensitivity: Why present a man of the match replica cheque as donation to armed forcesThe Board of Control for Cricket in India donated Rs 20 crore, the amount estimated for the opening ceremony that was cancelled, to the armed forces in Chennai ahead of the IPL 2019 opener on Saturday.advertisementlast_img read more

October 23

Royal Caribbean Cruises Partners Up with GPH in Antigua

first_imgzoomIllustration. Source: Pxhere under CC0 Creative Commons license Cruise port operator Global Ports Holding (GPH) has reached an Antigua & Barbuda partnership agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises.GPH (Antigua) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Ports Holding, was recently awarded an exclusive 30-year concession in respect of the cruise port facilities at St John’s Port in Antigua and Barbuda and Falmouth Harbour and Barbuda Island.Under the partnership deal, GPH will operate and manage the cruise port facilities, with both parties investing in the completion of the new pier, which will allow the port to handle Oasis-class ships and a material upgrade of the current and new retail and F&B facilities.The company explained that full financial closure, including the final terms of the partnership agreement and commencement of the concession, is expected to occur before the end of July 2019.last_img read more

October 17

The Latest Pedestrians struck by van in Toronto

first_imgTORONTO – 12:45 a.m.Toronto police say the suspect in Monday’s van attack, Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill, Ont., is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday at 10 a.m.Police say information on the charges against him will be released at that time.11:00 p.m.The White House issued a statement late Monday saying the “United States stands with the Canadian people in the aftermath of today’s tragic event in Toronto” and pledged to provide “any support Canada may need.”The statement added: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those affected, and we wish a full recovery to those injured.”8:00 p.m.The death rose to at least 10 late Monday following a “horrific attack” in which a man drove a van into a crowd of pedestrians along a stretch of Toronto’s Yonge St.The incident also left 15 people injured.The suspect was identified as Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill, Ont., and authorities said he was not known to police.4:50 p.m.Toronto police say nine people have been killed and 16 other injured when a van struck pedestrians near a major intersection north of the city.Deputy police chief Peter Yuen urged the public to help authorities with what he said would be a long and complex investigation.He said police are setting up two hotlines — one for the families of the victims and one for eyewitnesses.4:10 p.m.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says he has no information at this time to lead him to believe that the national terrorism threat level should be raised. The threat level in Canada is currently medium, which means that a violent act of terrorism could occur.Goodale made the comment following an incident in which a van struck pedestrians north of Toronto, sending at least seven people to hospital.He said the Toronto police are leading the investigation and until they provide more information on the incident and potential motive, it would be inappropriate for him to comment.———3:50 p.m.Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says a van crash that has left at least seven people injured is a frightening and tragic situation and her thoughts are with all those affected.She says police forces and governments across the province are sharing information and working together as the investigation continues.———3:40 p.m.Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto says it has received seven patients from the scene of the incident involving a van striking a number of pedestrians in the Yonge Street and Finch Avenue area.Sunnybrook says its emergency department has been locked down as an added precaution, and the centre has activated its Hospital Emergency Operations Centre and is meeting currently to ensure beds are available for the injured.———3 p.m.An eye witness says he was driving northbound on Yonge Street when he saw several people being treated by bystanders and paramedics.“I saw what seemed to be a police takedown on a Ryder truck and I saw more and more sirens, more and more police cars coming in,” Phil Zullo tells The Canadian Press.“As I kept along Yonge Street and saw ….people strewn all over the road,” he says. “I must have seen about five, six people being resuscitated by bystanders and by ambulance drivers. It was awful. Brutal.”———2:45 p.m.Toronto Mayor John Tory says he is on his way to the scene of an incident in which several pedestrians were struck by a van.Tory says in a statement his thoughts are with those affected by the incident and the frontline responders who are working to help those injured.The mayor says he has offered any and all assistance that the city can provide to police to help with the investigation.———2:30 p.m.Toronto police say one person is in custody after multiple pedestrians were hit by a van in north Toronto.They say the person arrested is the driver of the vehicle involved in the incident at the Yonge Street and Finch Avenue area.———2:15 p.m.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his sympathies for those involved.“Our hearts go out to everyone affected,” Trudeau said in Ottawa. “We are going to have more to learn and more to say in the coming hours.”Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford also weighed in.“Our thoughts are with the victims and those affected,” he said on Twitter. “Thank you to the brave EMS and first responders who are working tirelessly to help.”———1:27 p.m.Police report multiple pedestrians struck by a van in north Toronto.They said the extent of their injuries isn’t known.Television footage form the scene shows multiple first responders treating people on the sidewalk.last_img read more

October 17

Small Newfoundland community fixated on plight of trapped dolphins

first_imgHEARTS DELIGHT, N.L. – A small Newfoundland community has become fixated on the plight of six dolphins trapped by ice in its harbour.Wayne Ledwell of the Whale Release and Strandings Group said heavy ice off Heart’s Delight has cut off the exit route for the white-beaked dolphins, leaving them stranded in a pool of open water.“They won’t go through the ice. They’re staying well clear of it and they know exactly where it is and exactly what danger it is to them,” said Ledwell in an interview Wednesday.“These are small animals of 300 or 400 pounds and they can’t navigate that ice. It will kill them if they get out into it.”Ledwell said the pool had grown smaller overnight Monday as temperatures dropped and the water froze over, but a local resident helped break the ice with a speedboat.He said dozens of residents have been flocking to the harbour this week, eager to check on the dolphins, which have been stuck since Sunday.“These dolphins belong to this community now,” said Ledwell.“People really want to get those dolphins out. They really want something to be done about it, and unfortunately we really can’t do anything right now.”Wanda Worthman, who lives in the area, said the community of 650 people is worried about the dolphins’ well-being, considering they will remain trapped unless the winds shift and move the pack ice out of the harbour.“It’s beautiful to watch them. They’re so graceful. It’s sad … and everyone here in the town is feeling the same thing,” said Worthman, who said she visits the dolphins two or three times a day.“My husband, he leaves work every afternoon and goes and checks on them and every morning before he goes to work he goes down again.”Worthman said the dolphins were making noises and appeared to be in good condition Wednesday. She said people have also been feeding them.“My brother-in-law went out and got some shrimp and brought it over,” she said.But, Ledwell said dolphins typically will only eat live food they caught themselves. He said they can last awhile without food, and there may be something to eat in the harbour.“They’re not like us. They don’t have a regular breakfast, dinner and supper,” he said, noting that he’s seen dolphins trapped in a smaller pool for more than two weeks.Ledwell said there’s a possibility that if the winds don’t change, the dolphins could be pushed further to shore and then they could attempt to catch them in stretchers and bring them by truck to a nearby community’s harbour that’s free of ice.“But that wouldn’t be ideal for the dolphins,” he said. “These situations are very dynamic and they change all the time. There’s no template for how to handle it.”Ledwell said the dolphins were part of a larger group of about 100 dolphins feeding in the bay in recent weeks, and this group happened to become trapped by heavy pack ice as it moved in.On Tuesday, the Fisheries Department requested the help of a Canadian Coast Guard ship that was in the area for routine ice reconnaissance.It says the ship attempted to go into the harbour, but it was determined attempts to shift the ice would be “very dangerous” for the dolphins and cause them additional stress.last_img read more

October 16

Katie Couric to Host Life is Love Gala

first_imgKatie Couric is stepping out to help fight the global sex-trafficking epidemic at Somaly Mam Foundation’s Life is Love Gala on October 23rd in New York.The human rights organization will see a spectacular host committee come out to support the rehabilitation of victims of slavery.Host committee members include:Alexi Ashe, Beth Behrs, Kristen Bell, Sara Berman, Binta Brown, Annie Dickerson, Jason Flom, Chloe Flower, Patricia Gagic, Kerry Girvin, Molly Gochman, Leith Greenslade, Elizabeth Bayles Jordan, Padma Lakshmi, Lucy Liu, Rosemarie Dewitt, Ron Livingston, Susan Lyne, AnnaLynne McCord, Petra Nemcova, Samira Panah, Angela Shore, Russell Simmons, Serinda Swan, Anne-Marie Van Dijk and Diane von FurstenburgThere will be a live Fund-A-Need auction led by Seth Meyers of Saturday Night Live fame.Hosted by Couric, the event will honor the winners of the 2013 Voices for Change Awards, Douglas Wood of the Estée Lauder, Norman and Joanna Jean Roy and Samira Panah.The Somaly Mam Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to ending sex slavery and empowering its survivors as part of the solution. The gala is a full-experience event with elements of fashion, photography, music, and dance, and discovering Cambodian culture, all to educate audiences on the issue and inspire action around solutions to end sex slavery.Click here to buy tickets or make a donation.To learn more about how you can help, visit somaly.org.last_img read more

October 13

Tom Ford looks back on his career with leather and lace

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Gigi Hadid took a dramatic twirl on the runway and Cardi B took a seat on Tom Ford’s front row as he kicked off New York Fashion Week with a ready-to-wear collection that was both romantic and hard-edged.The spring-summer looks for all genders had the designer looking back on his long career to the simplest reason he got into the business in the first place: “I wanted to make men and women feel more beautiful and to empower them with a feeling of confidence,” he said in show notes.“I feel that fashion has somehow lost its way a bit,” Ford explained. “I did not want to make clothes that were ironic or clever, but simply clothes that were beautiful.”Ford made use of flesh tones, warm whites, powder blue, blush pink and the palest lilac with touches of lace and chiffon to achieve the soft and sensuous part of Wednesday night’s equation. He offered the structure of hard leather and the sheen of fake crocodile for toughness.There was an abundance of black, including a dreamy caped dress worn by his closer, Hadid. Kaia Gerber wore a head scarf of soft taupe, while other models swished in silk fringe paired with printed crocodile bodices, tailored animal print corsets and halters with matching biker jackets.For the men, tuxedo jackets came in metallics, a Ford signature. For the women, skirts hovered just below the knee, some in an asymmetrical design. A few loose dresses included leather corset detailing. And their shoes? Beautiful with the edge he was going for in metal caps at the toes and heels.Henry Golding, who plays hunky Nick in the summer smash “Crazy Rich Asians,” wore a white tuxedo jacket. He and Tom Hanks flanked Vogue’s Anna Wintour, with Cardi nearby, her hair down but swept back, statement earrings in place as she showed off a form-fitting black gown to the ground after giving birth to Kulture Kiari in July. Paris Jackson, Hailee Steinfeld and Hanks’ wife, Rita Wilson, also attended.Golding was celebrating the success of his rom-com: “It’s three weeks at the top. It’s pretty amazing so we’re blessed,” he told The Associated Press.Cardi was happy to be out, but missing her Kulture.“It feels good and it feels like, oh I want to go to my baby now. … I wish I could take her everywhere,” she told the AP.She said “little by little” she’s getting back into the swing of music, fashion and life in general, but it’s been tough.“I’m struggling with it,” she said of the postpartum blues she’s been experiencing. “I miss her even when I’m, like, in another room away from her.”Of her own fashion line, soon to be launched by Fashion Nova, she said look out.“It’s gonna be amazing,” Cardi promised.___Associated Press writer Alicia Rancilio in New York contributed to this report.last_img read more

October 8

Foreign exchange rates

These are indicative wholesale rates for foreign currency provided by the Bank of Canada on Thursday. Quotations in Canadian funds.Australia dollar 0.9987Brazil real 0.3971China renminbi 0.1857Euro 1.4621Hong Kong dollar 0.160318India rupee 0.01952Indonesia rupiah 0.0000940Japan yen 0.01124Malaysia ringgit 0.2927Mexico peso 0.07082N.Z. dollar 0.9388Norway krone 0.1575Peruvian new sol 0.3856Russia rouble 0.02105Saudi riyal 0.3338Singapore dollar 0.9211South Africa rand 0.09628South Korean won 0.001122Sweden krona 0.1524Switzerland franc 1.2998Taiwanese dollar 0.04145Thailand baht 0.03756Turkey lira 0.3542U.K. pound 1.6392U.S. dollar 1.2520Vietnam dong 0.000055 read more

October 6

UN envoy arrives in Zimbabwe 10 experts deplore forced evictions

UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) Executive Director Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, who was representing UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and whose visit was approved by President Robert Mugabe, was briefed yesterday by UN staff members working in the country, a UN spokesman said today.She was expecting to meet Mr. Mugabe and was deciding on a range of other contacts, including those among the affected population, he said.Meanwhile, 10 United Nations Special Rapporteurs on several human freedoms and rights issued a statement expressing concern about the “recent mass forced evictions in Zimbabwe and related human rights violations” and raising questions about the negative effects on supplies of water and food, education and health care, including HIV/AIDS treatment.The Government should “immediately meet its human rights responsibilities, particularly with regard to the situation of those people who have already been displaced,” they said in a statement issued through the Office of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).They said they “deplore and demand an end to the Government’s campaign of forced evictions and the conditions under which it has been conducted” and they expressed disquiet that “the forced evictions of so many people may soon lead to critical health and economic concerns that will be a major threat to life for the most directly affected Zimbabweans.”The evictions had targeted informal traders and families living in informal settlements, including women with HIV/AIDS, widows, children with disabilities and HIV/AIDS orphans and many of those evicted, including women, are reported to have been beaten by police, the experts said.The people evicted were given no prior notice and no opportunity to appeal or to retrieve their property before its destruction, they said.The 10 included Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women Yakin Erturk; Independent Expert on Liberia Charlotte Abaka; Special Rapporteur on the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health Paul Hunt; Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education Vernor Munoz Villalobos; Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression Ambeyi Ligabo.Also signing the message were Manfred Nowak, Special Rapporteur on Torture; Rodolfo Stavenhagen, Special Rapporteur on Indigenous People; Hina Jilani, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Human Rights Defenders; Gabriela Pizarro, Special Rapporteur on Migrants; and Miloon Kothari, Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living. read more

October 2

Gender equality – Still a long way to go

A group of girls take time out for a photo at a high school in Colombia Progress was made in higher education, too, with Latin America and the Caribbean taking the lead on the number of girls enrolled at the secondary level – 107 girls for every 100 boys – and at the tertiary level – 128 women for every 100 men, according to the UN. By contrast, in sub-Saharan Africa, only 64 women are enrolled for every 100 men at the tertiary level. World Bank/Charlotte Kesl Read more: ‘Wake-up call’ data shows 63 million adolescents out of school – joint UN agency report UN Women captures the journey of women’s rights from 1911-2015 #PhotoHolder3 {display:none;} .carousel-caption {-ms-filter:”progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Alpha(Opacity=50)”; background:none repeat scroll 0 0 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.4); filter: alpha(opacity=70);} .carousel-caption a {font-weight:bold;color:#ffffff;} .carousel-caption p, .carousel-caption h4 {text-shadow: 1px 1px #000;} .carousel-caption p.pright {text-align:right;font-size:10px;font-style: italic} #sidebar {display:none;} div#story-content .span8 {width:100% !important} #myCarousel {width:90% !important} Women in Woukpokpoe village, Benin, have access to clean water thanks to a community development project More than two billion people worldwide have gained access to clean drinking water since 1990, says the UN, but women still have to spend 16 million hours per day collecting water in 25 sub-Saharan countries, as opposed to men who spend 6 million hours per day doing the same. World Bank/Arne Hoel Read more: Maternal death rates fall but chronic diseases increase pregnancy risk – UN agency A new mother gets a check-up at a maternity ward in Bamako, Mali Women’s health has improved, says the UN, with maternal deaths down 45 per cent since 1990, but 800 women still die every day from preventable pregnancy-related causes. World Bank/Dominic Chavez Read more: Midwives can prevent two-thirds of deaths among women and newborns – UN report Women workers at a bank in Vientiane, Laos More women are in senior management positions, but there are still relatively few. Of companies on the Fortune 500 list, for example, only 25 are led by women. However, this is up from only one in 1998, according to the UN. World Bank/Antony Read more: UN study finds increase in women managers, urges greater efforts for workforce equality Working alongside her male team member, a woman employee checks the quality of work at a dam under construction in Sri Lanka Women have been gaining ground in the workforce, too, but not enough, says the UN. Although the number of women in paid employment has risen from 40 per cent in the 1990s to more than 50 per cent today, women earn from 10 to 30 per cent less than men for performing the same work. World Bank/Lakshman Nadaraja Read more: Despite progress, UN labour agency says women’s workplace equality may take ‘decades’ A young woman from a fishing community in West Bengal, India When the leaders of 189 countries gathered in Beijing at the landmark 1995 International Conference on Women, they took up the challenge to create a world where women are equal. Two decades later, women still face obstacles and injustice. Although some countries have removed discriminatory laws, and some gains have been made towards women’s advancement, progress has been slow and uneven and no country has achieved gender parity, says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a new report. UN Women/Anindit Roy- Chowdhury Read more: UN kicks off International Women’s Day celebrations with appeal for gender equality Young girls at school in Afghanistan Educating women and girls is a driving force against poverty worldwide. Since the 1990s, progress has been made in all developing regions in achieving gender parity in primary school education, the UN reports. The bad news is that more than half of the world’s 58 million out-of-school children are girls, a large number of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. World Bank/Sofie Tesson /Taimani Films Read more: UN rights report points to ‘increasing regularity’ of attacks on girls seeking education Nurses in training in Sudan raise their hands if they have had loved ones who have died in childbirth To reduce mother and child mortality, the international partners have been working with local communities to train women as nurses and midwives. World Bank/Salahaldeen Nadir Read more: Every dollar invested in water, sanitation brings four-fold return in costs – UN Delegates gather in New York to renew pledges towards achieving women’s empowerment “The world will never realise 100 per cent of its goals if 50 per cent of its people cannot realise their full potential,” warned Secretary-General Ban as he addressed representatives of Governments, civil society and UN bodies gathered in New York for the 2015 session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (above). Over the Commission’s two-week session, delegates will assess gaps and renew commitments with the goal of achieving a world of gender equality by the year 2030. UN Photo/Loey Felipe Read more: Adopting political declaration, UN urges world to ‘step it up’ to ensure gender equality by 2030 ‹ › Men and women parliamentarians in Tajikistan (file) Women’s participation in political life is growing. In the last twenty years, the number of women members of parliament have nearly doubled, but that only brings the total of women parliamentarians to 22 per cent overall, the UN says. In fact, there are still five countries where not a single woman is represented in parliament. And there are only about 20 heads of State and Government who are women. World Bank/Gennadiy Ratushenko Read more: FEATURE: In report to UN, record number of women winning seats in Parliaments Twenty years since the world signed on to the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action – a blueprint for gender equality – women of the world are still subject to sexual violence and lag behind men in an array of critical aspects of life, like health, education, wages, property ownership and political participation. Yet some gains have made, albeit slow and uneven, the UN says. Activists picket outside Nepal’s Constituent Assembly demanding justice for survivors of sexual violence (2014) Many countries have adopted policies to advance gender equality, remove discrimination and address gender violence. But in war and in peace, too many women and girls are targets of sexual violence that traumatizes individuals, fractures communities and holds back development, the UN says. IRIN/Mallika Aryal Read more: Eradicating sexual violence in Colombia requires investment in communities – UN envoy Security Council holds open debate on women and peace and security (2014) Through its pioneering resolution 1325 (2000), the UN Security Council recognized that war impacts women differently than men and stressed the need to increase women’s participation in peace talks. Yet, from 1992 to 2011, only nine per cent of negotiators at the peace table were women, according to the UN. UN Women/Ryan Brown Read more: UN reaffirms importance of women’s empowerment for global peace, security read more

September 25

Travel chaos in central Scotland after lorry blown over on Forth Road

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Thousands of angry commuters faced a day of travel chaos after a lorry was blown over on the Forth Road Bridge in the early hours of Wednesday morning when the structure was officially closed to HGVs.The 40-tonne truck was toppled by a storm-force gust of wind at around 2am, when it was blown from the northbound carriageway on to the southbound lanes.The incident meant the bridge, which carries around 70,000 vehicles a day, including 10,000 lorries, remained closed during the morning and evening rush hours and was only expected to reopen at 6am on Thursday.A maintenance team was due to work on the bridge overnight, weather permitting, raising the possibility of further disruption. They were repairing what was described as the worst crash damage on the structure in its 53-year-history.The 54-year-old driver of the vehicle, operated by the Dumfries-based haulage company Currie European, has been charged with dangerous driving. He suffered minor injuries. The company later tweeted: “The HGV has been successfully moved off the bridge & welding teams are going to be working through the night on repairs.”Mark Arndt, for Amey, added: “We’re still in the process of assessing the damage caused by the HGV but we know that there is around 40m of damaged steelwork on the central grillage.”We have a full repair crew and supplies mobilised and ready to begin remedial works and we’re working flat out to reopen the bridge as quickly as possible.”Humza Yousaf, Scotland’s transport minister, said the driver was lucky to be alive and confirmed that the traffic disruption would have a financial impact.He said engineers were carrying out challenging repairs in difficult conditions and people should be prepared for delays and disruption lasting a few days.Scott Rorrison, a delivery driver, saw the lorry topple over. He said: “I was driving behind and it started to tip and sway. It was swaying quite a bit and then it went over the central reservation on to the other side.“I didn’t speak with the driver since he was across the reservation, but I saw he was standing up in his cab. I saw it was going over and the boy driving behind me stopped. I got off the bridge as quick as I could.”Murdo Fraser, for the Scottish Conservatives, said the “hard reality” was that if the SNP had opened the new Queensferry Crossing on time – it was originally due to open in December – with its wind-shielding, the incident would not have happened.Alex Cole-Hamilton, the Liberal Democrat MSP, said the disruption was “dreadful news for commuters, local residents and businesses”.The bridge was closed to high sided vehicles, motorcycles, cyclists and pedestrians at 12.30am on Wednesday. An hour later, when winds reached speeds of 65mph, the restriction was extended to all vehicles except cars.A spokesman for Currie European said its first concern was for the welfare of the driver, and added that it could not comment further while the police inquiry continued.Meanwhile, the gales caused difficult driving conditions throughout the day, with gusts of up to 75mph and ferries cancelled on the west coast.Strong winds and snow are expected to last through much of the day today with a further warning for snow valid until late on Friday. The accident on the A90, one of the country’s main transport arteries linking Fife with Edinburgh, caused 10-mile tailbacks as motorists were sent on a near 50-mile diversion via the Kincardine and Clackmannanshire bridges.Frustrated drivers and bus passengers said a journey to work that should have taken just over an hour turned in some cases into a “five hour nightmare”.The closure was a serious blow to business and to hauliers, who estimated when the bridge was closed early last year for repair work that it was costing them £600,000 a day.Meanwhile, a difficult morning for commuters heading for Edinburgh was compounded by a signalling problem at Edinburgh’s Haymarket which caused disruption to rail services in and out of the capital.The lorry was lifted off the central grille barrier during the day and removed from the bridge late on Wednesday afternoon following delays caused by continuing strong winds.However, the bridge operator Amey said the damage to the central grille barrier was serious and it would take welders several hours to repair.center_img Forth Road Bridge The HGV was blown over by winds over 70mphCredit:PAlast_img read more

September 21

We need closure on this Stardust families call for memorial on site

first_imgWe need closure on this and we need to have something there that represents the biggest disaster in the history of this state. We’re calling on candidates in the local elections to support us in our campaign by giving us a commitment they’ll follow this through with us.  Short URL Apr 30th 2019, 1:00 PM Share61 Tweet Email (l to r) Antoinette Keegan, Lynn Boylan and Eugene Kelly 9,896 Views 16 Comments By Sean Murray A copy of the pledge the families are seeking local election candidates to backLynn Boylan, Sinn Féin MEP who is running again in the upcoming European elections, told reporters: “The families, once again, weren’t informed that the sale was going ahead. They only found out by opening the newspapers, or by having people ring them to tell them. There’s been no respect shown to the families in terms of having a fitting memorial on the site… What we’re calling for is that any new owner of the site has an opportunity now to do right by the families and wipe the slate clean. Eugene Kelly, whose brother Robert died in the fire, said today something tangible on the site is needed for the victims and their families.“At least the people will have a place to go where they’ll know where the people died in the fire,” he said. Keegan said that a museum and garden to mark the tragedy would be a fitting memorial.“People can go and put momentos there because that’s where their loved ones died,” she said, before adding: “They still don’t have justice and truth to this day.”With reporting from Nicky Ryancenter_img FAMILIES OF THE victims who died in the 1981 Stardust fire have called for a permanent memorial to be put in place at the site, after the business park where the nightclub was located was put up for sale in recent weeks.At a press conference this afternoon, families also called for candidates running for Dublin City Council to pledge to campaign for such a memorial at the site ahead of the upcoming local elections.The Butterly Business Park – where the Stardust club was located – is located in Artane and has been listed for sale by agents Quinn Agnew.The fire, which tore through the club in north Dublin, on Valentine’s Day in 1981 remains the worst disaster of its kind in the history of the State. Forty-eight people died and more than 200 were injured.An inquiry into the blaze previously put forward arson as the probable cause, but this was rejected by families and later overturned as part of a separate inquiry a decade ago.Campaigners delivered a series of new documents to the Office of the Attorney General earlier this month as part of their bid for a new inquest into the fire. Stardust victims’ families are due to meet with the Taoiseach late next month.Antoinette Keegan, a leading member of the campaign who lost two sisters in the fire, said at a press conference today: “We want a fitting memorial for the 48 people who were killed. https://jrnl.ie/4611975 (l to r) Antoinette Keegan, Lynn Boylan and Eugene Kelly Image: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie Tuesday 30 Apr 2019, 1:00 PM ‘We need closure on this’: Stardust families call for memorial on site of fire which is now up for sale Families of victims of the fire today called for local election candidates to back their calls for a memorial at the site. Image: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

September 20

TShirt Tuesday The Best Deadpool Shirts

first_img Back in the days of geek prehistory, a T-shirt was a signal to the world around you that you cared about your nerdy pursuits enough to fly them like a flag. Companies like Graphitti Designs contracted with movie studios and comics publishers to create shirts with our favorite characters and sold them up on the walls of comic book stores and through mail-order.The computer revolution has enabled the T-shirt world to become something totally new – affordable production and distribution means that shirts can be printed in small quantities and sold anywhere in the world. Starting with Threadless, dozens of companies popped up letting artists and designers show their stuff. It’s a better time than ever to be a geek fashionista, and if you’re looking to expand your wardrobe we’re going to help you out every week… on T-Shirt Tuesday.This week: We’re only a few weeks out from the premiere of Deadpool 2. But you knew that already.Deadpool TypographicThere’s a lot to love about this shirt by DrComics01 (I wonder if they’re a real doctor?), from the slick type treatment to the minimalist illustration style for half of Pool’s mask and katana hilt. It takes real skill to use so few elements and have them all work together as well as they do on this design. Buckle in, though, because we’re just getting started.$20, buy it here.Red Hot Chimi ChangasThe Merc with a Mouth is well known for his love of Mexican food in all its forms, but he also has a fondness for 90s alternative funk-punk played by dudes with socks hung on their dingers. Artist presentdom does a fine job mashing up Deadpool’s iconic mask with the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ asterisk logo for this pre-distressed shirt that looks like you wore it in one mosh pit too many.$20, buy it here.Hopeless MercSo let’s get this straight: Roy Liechtenstein ripped off old comics panels for his pop art paintings, and then DiegoPedauye ripped off his paintings for this Deadpool T-shirt? That sounds completely fair to me. When you can break the fourth wall, copyright and intellectual property are just long boring words.$20, buy it here.Studio DeadpoolLet’s be safe and say you’re probably going to see your fair share of parodies and mash-ups in this feature, as Deadpool certainly lends himself to that kind of shenanigans. Artist GEEKsomniac (no relation) had the bright if bizarre idea to put the gun-toting mercenary with the ballsack face into the Studio Ghibli logo and the result is tremendously nerdy in the best way.$20, buy it here.Tactical WeaponryWhere does he get all those wonderful toys? Oh wait, that’s Batman. Deadpool, though, seems to have an inexhaustible supply of the latest military armaments and ordinance, and we can’t recall him ever running out of bullets. Artist kylewillis uses hundreds of firearms to craft this quirky shot of Deadpool’s mask and an awesome T-shirt is the result.$20, buy it here.Full Metal MayhemKudos to designer thedarkcloak for the incredible visual detail on this T-shirt parodying the iconic poster for Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket. The top chunk of Deadpool’s head stands in for the Army helmet, with a chimichanga stuck to the side in case he gets hungry. Sure, he doesn’t have a mouth, but healing factors have a way of working this kind of stuff out.$20, buy it here.Chibi Deadpool“Cute” isn’t the first word that comes to mind when we describe a hideously scarred mass murderer in a skin-tight jumpsuit with a face that looks like a dog barfed up its own barf, but somehow artist JacsonX has pulled it off. By using a Japanese anime-influenced “chibi” style, the Merc with a Mouth comes off so cuddly that you might just lose an eye.$20, buy it here.Too Kawaii To LiveThe list of superheroes who can get away with wearing a French maid uniform is pretty short, but somehow Wade Wilson has done it multiple times. He’s just that comfortable in his own skin, despite most of it falling off on the regular. Artist Red_Flare really pulls out all the stops on this shirt, with a slick Art Nouveau style.$20, buy it here.Maximum EffortIt’s not quite a catchphrase, but “Maximum Effort” really sums up the appeal of the Deadpool franchise. Wade Wilson isn’t a stoic silent hero type – instead, he’s a motormouth tryhard who throws his body into deeply dangerous situations because it’s the only way he knows how to feel alive. LightningDesign gives us those words to live by on a simple but stylish shirt.$20, buy it here.Wilson Van MercIf Vincent Van Gogh had Deadpool’s healing power, his ear would have grown right back after he cut it off in a fit of despair in 1888. But we could play “what if” games all day, people. Artist DiegoPedauye musters all of his brushwork in service of replicating the Dutch artist’s famous self-portrait, only with Wade Wilson in his place.$20, buy it here.Cable & WadeOne of the things I’m most excited about in regards to Deadpool 2 is the introduction of Cable to the X-universe. In the comics, the metal-armed telekinetic from the future marked the start of the collapse of continuity into a complete mess of crossing timelines and alternate futures, but his friendship with Wade Wilson is always good for laughs. Artist AgentCMYK gives the duo the old Calvin & Hobbes treatment on this charming shirt.$20, buy it here. Stay on target T-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Monster Hunter ShirtsT-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Gundam Shirts center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

September 18

Wenger backs Henry to have a successful managerial career

first_imgThierry Henry has the required “qualities” to become an outstanding manager, says his former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.The Arsenal and France legend’s spell in charge of boyhood club AS Monaco came to an early end in January after just three months in charge.At the time of Henry’s appointment, Monaco were down in 18th-place in Ligue 1 with just one win in nine games and turned to their former player in a desperate bid to turn things around.But Henry fared no better than his predecessor Leonardo Jardim with 11 defeats and five wins in his 20 games in charge of Les Monégasques before being fired in January. Monaco then controversially reappointed Jardim.Meanwhile, Henry’s former team-mate Patrick Vieira has got off to a much smoother start in his managerial career with OGC Nice currently up in eighth-place in Ligue 1.But Wenger is certain that Henry will be a success in football management just like Vieira is set to be.“Both have the qualities to be outstanding managers,” said Wenger, according to Sky Sports.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“If you arrive in October, and the team is in a very bad position, you have three months. Because in January everybody starts to become nervous that things could go very badly.“You have less time when you arrive in the middle of the season. That is what happened to Thierry.“How he bounces back will be very important. I think he has the quality and desire to make a career, and a career is judged on the longer period.”“I started my job [with Nancy] at 33 years of age, I had very promising people around me, and many of them disappeared while some survived. Why? You need luck and to work hard.“It’s always very difficult to predict a career of a manager. It depends on the quality of the players and the confidence we get. But both have the qualities and I wish they make it a great career.“It’s very good for me to see that players I had continue to share our game with people and develop young players.”Thierry HenryMONACO – NOVEMBER 06: Thierry Henry, Manager of Monaco applauds fans following his team’s defeat in the the Group A match of the UEFA Champions League between AS Monaco and Club Brugge at Stade Louis II on November 6, 2018 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)last_img read more