Arsene Wenger admits stress of Arsenal job was affecting his health

first_imgArsene Wenger admits stress of Arsenal job was affecting his health Wenger is yet to return to football (Picture: Getty)‘So it was both a break-up but also a relief for me, because carrying that responsibility for so long, with all the obligations that come with it, it wears you out.‘It’s extraordinarily difficult. And last year I felt I was beginning to pay the price health-wise.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEmery has struggled to make major improvements at Arsenal since taking over from Wenger, but has the firm backing of the board and club hierarchy.And Arsenal are now in pole position to qualify for the Champions League after Manchester United were beaten by Wolves on Tuesday night.Winning a spot in the Champions League would serve as a major boost to Emery and substantially increase his transfer kitty for the summer. Wenger left Arsenal last summer (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger has admitted the pressure of being Arsenal manager was taking a toll on his health in the final year of his reign.The Frenchman was in charge at Arsenal for 22 years before eventually being ushered out the door last summer.Wenger, who won the Premier League three times as Arsenal boss, stepped aside and was replaced by Unai Emery. LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 06: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger removes his Arsenal tie at the end of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on May 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves There were some difficult times at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)The 69-year-old is yet to return to work, but revealed the stress of managing Arsenal was beginning to negatively affect his health.ADVERTISEMENT‘In life there are some splits that you choose and some that are imposed on you,’ Wenger said speaking at an event in France.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘In this case it was a bit of a mix of the two, because at a certain point, the fans need a change. In my last year it was becoming difficult. Coral BarryWednesday 3 Apr 2019 12:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link689Shares Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Retirement village is future-proofing to stay one step ahead of govt

first_imgHalcyon Glades at Caboolture.Halcyon joint managing director Bevan Geissmann said LHD would enhance the quality of life for many Baby Boomers as they aged. “The homes are designed to be easy to enter and to move around in, capable of cost-effective adaptation and to be responsive to the changing needs of their residents,” Dr Geissmann said. Homes at Halcyon Glades are priced from $389,000 with the sales centre at 34 Ardrossan Road, Caboolture. Halcyon Glades at Caboolture.The LHD initiative not only has the social benefit of enabling the elderly to stay longer in their own homes, there is also an economic benefit, with built-in adaptability estimated at being 22 times more efficient than retro-fitting down the track.LHD has three levels of performance — Silver, Gold and Platinum — that new homes can achieve, with the starting level, silver including eight core-design features such as including at least one step-free and level entry, a bathroom with a hobless shower recess and a continuous handrail on one side of any stairway where there is a rise of more than one metre. Halcyon is future-proofing its homes, ensuring they are ready for the Federal Government’s Livable Housing Design initiative, expected to come into affect in 2020.FUTURE-proofing is not just a new trend in retirement living. By 2020, it may be mandatory for new homes. Halcyon Glades at Caboolture is leading the way and getting a step ahead, giving its residents the chance to future-proof their homes well ahead of the Livable Housing Design initiative targeted by the Federal Government to be mandatory by 2020.Buyers in Halcyon’s lifestyle communities are given the option of incorporating design features that will meet their changing needs as they age. Halcyon Glades at Caboolture.Wayne and Marion Clarke selected a Platinum-level home when they purchased at Halcyon Glades earlier this year. “We’re not ready to retire, but we are conscious of ongoing and forthcoming health issues and thought that we should make some important decisions while we still have control,” Mr Clarke said.“My mother-in-law, who lived in an over 50s community, was making her way to the community centre when she tripped and fell over the runner of the flyscreen in the door — she was sadly unable to recover from the fall.“After experiencing this first-hand, we knew we had to make smart decisions to future-proof our home.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours ago Halcyon Glades at Caboolture.Downsizing from a four-bedroom home at Twin Waters on the Sunshine Coast, the Clarkes are excepting to move into their new home by August.“After we saw all the plans in detail we knew it was the best option to suit all our current and future needs,” Mr Clarke said.“Our home will meet Federal Government standards and more importantly, it will meet our needs.“The internal doors will slide into a wall cavity, there will be no lip to trip over in the shower, and a seamless entry and other features that will enable our home to be more easily and cost effectively adaptable to meet our changing needs.”last_img read more

Stabbing lands man in hospital

first_imgResident Jun Tinosan was recuperating at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in this city. He sustained a stab wound on the chest, a police report showed. Dela Cruz and Tinosan figured in a heated argument.However, it was not immediately established what triggered the altercation. The suspect was identified as 30-year-old Randy Dela Cruz, also a resident of the village. BACOLOD City – The hospital was where a man landed after he got stabbed in Barangay 1.center_img According to police investigators, the incident happened around 5 p.m. on June 23. The suspect was detained in the lockup cell of Police Station 1, facing charges./PNlast_img read more

Lange thunders to Kossuth County win

first_imgBy Greg GrabianowskiALGONA, Iowa (May 10) – Calvin Lange made the most thunder at the home of Thursday Night Thunder.Lang won the opening night feature for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars at Kossuth County Speedway after grab­bing the lead early and holding off early challenges by Jake Masters and Heath Tulp.After Masters bowed out, Derek Green and Chad Palmer joined the fracas, but Lange survived two cau­tion flags and a late run by Green for the victory.Both the IMCA Modified and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod mains features went green to checkered and the wins went to Jay Noteboom and Matthew Looft, respectively.Brandon Nielsen was the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock winner and Kaytee DeVries delivered the Mach-1 Sport Compact victory.last_img read more

Andros Townsend vows to justify transfer fee paid by Newcastle

first_img Press Association Andros Townsend has vowed to prove he is worth every penny of the £12million Newcastle paid Tottenham for him. The 24-year-old England midfielder headed for Tyneside as Magpies head coach Steve McClaren handed him a way out of his misery at White Hart Lane, where he found himself surplus to manager Mauricio Pochettino’s requirements for the final three months of his 16-year stay. Newcastle negotiated long and hard with Spurs before an agreement was finally reached, prompting raised eyebrows in some quarters at what they were prepared to pay for a man who has not played a full 90 minutes in the Barclays Premier League for almost two years. center_img However, asked if he was worth £12million, Townsend said: “That’s for you lot to decide. “Of course £12million is a lot of money, I know that, but if I can reach my potential and play to the ability I know I have, then I am sure as quickly as people are saying it is a lot of money, they will be saying it is a bargain. “Football, I know, has its ups and downs. it turns so quickly. If I put in a few good performances, it will look like money well spent, and that is what I am solely looking to do, play as well as I can.” While Townsend has been signed to play a significant role in Newcastle’s fight for Barclays Premier League survival, there is little doubt that reviving his England career is a major focus after missing out on the 2014 World Cup finals through injury. However, he insists that is a secondary consideration as he looks to re-launch his career and not only get back to the level he had reached two years ago, but go beyond it. He said: “I’m not looking to get back where I was, I am looking to become an even better player. “I do not look back, I always look forward and feel I am more mature than I was back then and believe fully that I can get back to a level I can play at. “I have faith in my own ability. I am the same player and the same person that did break onto the scene a few years ago and was tipped as a big England prospect. I was an integral part for club and country. “I am still that same player. I am in best shape of my life and injury-free, and I’m hoping Newcastle will benefit from that.” last_img read more

Military members highlight Veterans Remembrance Road Race field

first_imgELLSWORTH — Local veterans were among the many competitors at this year’s running of the Veterans Remembrance Road Race held Sunday morning in Ellsworth.A total of 127 walkers and runners competed in this year’s race, which was held behind the Down East Family YMCA. Twenty-two of the participants were veterans.The top military veteran overall in the field was Jason Russell, who crossed the finish line in 27 minutes, 30 seconds to place seventh. Doug Farnham (16th place) and Marc Dupuy (17th) were the other veterans to finish in the top 20.Nichi Farnham of Bangor finished as the top female veteran in the race with a time of 34:55 and overall place of 28th. Ellsworth’s Christa Brey also had a strong showing, placing 33rd with a time of 36:11.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn addition to the aforementioned veterans, Tom Zapsky, Jason McGloughlin, David Brickel, Dave Samuelian, Brian Baker, Tony Beardsley, Kayla Moore, Dan Clement, Gerald Cummings, Shawn Goodwin, Brandon Stevens, Nathan Eisworth, Will Lopes, Shawn Boutaugh, Kara Pratt and Robert Davis also competed.Matt Shea of Ellsworth won the race with a time of 23:32. Jessica Barbay of Ellsworth finished as the top female runner with a time of 30:51 and overall place of 11th.Listed below are all finishers from the race. Walkers are marked with asterisks.Matt Shea, 23 minutes, 32 secondsPerry LeBreton, 23:51Rob Shea, 24:25Ben Zapsky, 25:24Nick Cormier, 26:34Dylan Fowler, 26:39Jason Russell, 27:30Nick Brown, 28:22Peter Kenney, 28:25Mark Libby, 29:43Jessica Barbay, 30:51Peter Hall, 32:02Thomas Murphy, 32:14Toni Bridges, 32:24Bailey Bishoff, 32:36Doug Farnham, 32:38Marc Dupuy, 32:54Jonathan Kelley, 33:06Laura Driscoll, 33:16Lisa Tweedie, 33:22Ashley Santerre, 33:33Lisa Kearns, 33:34Christopher Heel, 34:06Michele Gagnon, 34:13Tom Zapsky, 34:44Amy Houghton, 34:51Logan McGowan, 34:52Nichi Farnham, 34:55Victoria Grenier, 35:24Vanessa Corson, 35:31Ryan White, 35:42Jen Baroletti, 35:55Christa Brey, 36:11Susan Kolakowski, 36:14Jason McGloughlin, 36:18Maggie Fowler, 36:20Ena White, 36:20Kelly McKenney, 36:35Steve Strout, 36:41Tina Jordan, 36:55Alexander McGowan, 37:04Lisa McGowan, 37:13Rebecca Mantelli, 37:13Debbie Hall, 37:39David Brickel, 37:47Lloyd Harmon, 38:07Bob Abrams, 38:09Tamera Murphy, 38:18Rick Houghton, 38:35Dave Samuelian, 39:11Carla Pope, 39:43Susan Bean, 40:39Leigh Farnsworth, 40:53Leann Beal, 41:06Jenel Thurlow, 41:48Denise Chandler, 42:44Robert Garnett, 43:08Joel Farley, 43:12Brian Baker, 43:24Renee Fournier, 43:58Jennifer Jelliff-Russell, 44:15Heather Alley, 44:32Sarah Thibault, 45:42*Andrew Kephart, 46:01Marion Frehill, 46:28Patricia Lanigan, 46:30*Chris Lanigan, 46:31*Melissa Tapley, 46:45Tony Beardsley, 47:52Brooke Bartlett, 48:55Katherine Ford, 48:56Kayla Moore, 50:02*Linda Rogers, 50:04Jessica Briggs, 50:36Louise Cunningham, 51:05Alicia Woodward, 51:36Robin Emery, 54:35Robert Cunningham, 55:08Vanessa Cassidy, 55:08Carmen Feliciano, 55:09Jessica Sinclair, 59:09*Tim Sinclair, 59:10*Kristy Sharp, 59:48*Chrissy Lacrosse, 59:50*David Bednar, 1:00:24*Dan Clement, 1:00:25*Gerald Cummings, 1:01:42*Lisa Albee, 1:02:12*Beth Lawson, 1:02:14*Shannon Snurkowski, 1:02:27*Jackie Carroll, 1:02:28*Harrison Richardson, 1:02:41*Lynne Brown, 1:02:46*Shawn Goodwin, 1:03:12*Debbie Krupke, 1:03:13*Brandon Stevens, 1:03:14*Nathan Eisworth, 1:03:14*Ryan Edgerly, 1:03:16*Tina Lawson, 1:03:18*Dave Lebel, 1:03:31*Dawn Bednar, 1:04:22*Stacey Clement, 1:04:27*Maria Patterson, 1:04:54*Ellen Eaton, 1:04:56*Gavin Gammill, 1:04:21*Cheryl Murphy, 1:05:28*Judith Richards, 1:05:31*Penny Brady, 1:05:32*Rebecca Parent, 1:07:20*Briana West, 1:07:44*Melinda Beers, 1:07:44*Will Lopes, 1:08:52*Daniel Krug, 1:09:01*Brooks Engle, 1:09:59*Cindy Engle, 1:09:59*Scott Boutaugh, 1:13:15*Shawn Boutaugh, 1:13:17*Lee Fopeano, 1:13:19*Amanda Kucharski, 1:13:53*Kara Pratt, 1:13:54*Samantha Schneider, 1:13:58*Meghan Joyce, 1:13:59*Robert Davis, 1:14:06*Jill Pratt, 1:14:06*Andrea Marquis, 1:14:29*Mary Katsiaficas, 1:16:10*Athena Joy, 1:16:10*last_img read more

Other Sports Empty Space In Trophy Cabinet Is For Olympic Gold: PV Sindhu

first_imgPV Sindhu has been nominated for the Padma Bhushan.PV Sindhu won the World Badminton Championship for the first time.PV Sindhu is currently ranked number five in the world. New Delhi: PV Sindhu had endured a terrible couple of months, with the ace Indian shuttler reaching the final of major badminton tournaments only to suffering crushing losses. Sindhu lost to Carolina Marin in the final of the 2016 Rio Olympics and suffered crushing losses in the 2017 and 2018 World Badminton Championships while also losing at the last stage in the 2018 Commonwealth and Asian Games. However, in the 2019 World Badminton Championship in Basel, Sindhu overcame all the pain and defeated Nozomi Okuhara in the final to become the first Indian shuttler to win the gold medal in the World Badminton Championships. Sindhu, who has been nominated for the Padma Bhushan, has said that the World Badminton Championship win takes care of all the previous losses. However, she is still keen on winning the gold medal in the Olympics and she has used a special provision to ensure she remains motivated. “There is a vacant space (laughs) in my cabinet for that gold. The Olympic qualification is on and this win will give me the confidence to go further. It (World Championships gold) takes care of all those losses. People have been talking about my final phobia, how I take pressure in the finals and I can say I gave the answer with my racquet. But Olympics is a completely different feeling. Rio (Games) and World Championship gave me different memories, but, yeah, one gold medal is missing, so definitely I will work hard for that and would love to see myself win that Olympic gold at Tokyo,” Sindhu said in an interaction with PTI. Also Read | What PV Sindhu said after her historic World Badminton Championship victorySindhu is currently focused on qualifying for the Olympics and she is going to play the China and Korea Open towards the end of September. She said step by step progression is key for her development. Ranked fifth in the World currently, Sindhu has virtually sealed her Olympic qualification.  A higher ranking will help her avoid meeting top players when the draw is made at the Tokyo Games but Sindhu said she is unfazed about standings.Also Read | PV Sindhu seeks improvement in fitness in search of World Badminton Championship gold”Ranking matters because the draw depends on it but I don’t really think about it because if I can play well, it will come up. At the end of the day, you will have to beat these top players again to achieve the gold. I am not very particular about ranking and for now it is Olympics, it is ultimate goal, so after that it will be step by step. Next for me is China, so focusing on that,” Sindhu said.  highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Women’s hockey: Badgers secure conference title with sweep of Minnesota State

first_imgEmotions ran high in LaBahn Arena this weekend, with the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team celebrating senior weekend Sunday. Two hours later, the team was also celebrating a WCHA conference regular season title.The Badgers (30-1-1, 24-1-1 WCHA) ended the weekend having earned two sweeps of Minnesota State (3-25-4, 0-23-3 WCHA), bringing Wisconsin to its sixteenth shutout of the year.Both games were in front of sold out crowds, who wished the class of 2016 farewell. The eight seniors started off Sunday afternoon with an emotional fanfare, with their loved ones and fans congratulating them on their seasons with Wisconsin.The senior class certainly was present during both games, with captain and senior defender Courtney Burke scoring the first goal of the night Sunday, and senior forward Erika Sowchuk scoring a goal for UW both Saturday and Sunday.While it might have been a bittersweet weekend for the senior class, Sowchuk said head coach Mark Johnson still wanted them to focus on the game at hand.“[Johnson] just told us to stick to our game and do the little things right,” said Sowchuk. “Win our 50-50 battles, keep pushing the puck to the net, and I think we executed that well.”This weekend also gave fans an introduction to some new lineups that they haven’t seen before.Johnson changed three of his four lines, hoping to spice some things up with the teams playing abilities.“It’s a new look,” Johnson said. “Instead of waking up and getting Groundhog’s day, you change it and make it a different flavor to see if something might happen.”And the “new flavor” Johnson sought was there. With a 4-0 score Saturday and a 8-1 score Sunday, all lines were at the top of their game. The Badgers had not seen that high of a shutout score since the beginning of the season.Sophomore forward Sydney McKibbon also helped the cardinal and white this weekend in a big way, netting three of Wisconsin’s 10 goals on the weekend, with two Saturday and one Sunday.Defensively, Wisconsin made sure to keep Mankato at bay, and as usual they relied heavily on junior goalie Ann-Renée Desbiens. Desbiens held down the Wisconsin fort, only allowing one goal during both nights of game play, which her team commended her on.“We have an amazing goalie back there that always has our back,” said Sowchuk.” I think that’s huge and it’s a key part to our success.”Sunday saw a momentum push like none other, with three Wisconsin goals netted within a minute and a half of each other. Sophomore forward Annie Pankowski scored the first goal of the period, and was quickly followed by sophomore forward Emily Clark and junior forward Sarah Nurse.The details helped the Badgers clinch their sweep this weekend, and certainly gave the Badger class of 2016 something to look back fondly on.last_img read more

Men’s hockey: Badgers look to ride momentum from Border Battle into Columbus

first_imgUniversity of Wisconsin men’s hockey coach Tony Granato seemed optimistic about his team’s weekend performance and excited for the week ahead of the Badgers as he addressed the media Monday.The Badgers are coming off a 1-1 weekend as they split games with the No. 6 Golden Gophers. Both games featured slow starts for Wisconsin followed by steady improvement as the games progressed.“Both of the games were the slowest starts we’ve had,” Granato said.Men’s hockey: Badgers upset Minnesota in weekend Border BattleThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team earned an impressive four points against No. 7 University of Minnesota with an Read…The Badgers’ head coach went on to cite respect, among other things, as potential reasons for the slow starts. Respect was also the word the ex-New York Ranger used to describe his fourth line and the intensity of competition in each practice.He accredited a lot of the team’s success over the weekend and throughout the season to the fourth line and the constantly evolving Matt Ustaski.Granato was impressed with the development and maturity of Ustaski, a junior forward from Glenview, Illinois. Ustaski is a big part of the fourth line even as his coach hinted toward his potential to climb higher in the rotation in the future.Wisconsin now turns its attention toward No. 8 Ohio State University with a series against a strong Buckeyes team up next. The matchup locations are split, with one in Columbus Thursday and the second at historic Madison Square Garden in New York Saturday.Women’s hockey: Top-ranked Badgers tested but emerge victorious against North DakotaSaturday night was a prime example of a heated rivalry between the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team and the Read…“There is still room for improvement as we move along,” Granato said. “I think we can do better against [OSU].”Madison Square Garden was also a popular topic as it is the location where Granato scored his first National Hockey League goal as a player.“I loved playing in the Garden, loved it,” Granato said. “It will be very special to our group.”The chance to play at not only an NHL arena but also one of the most storied venues in the country is an exciting concept for the Badgers, as well as a nostalgic experience for the man at the helm, who spent two years with the Rangers during his NHL career.The entire team must build off the success and momentum they have acquired in recent games with two tough games this week away from home.It could be a golden opportunity to further improve on a solid season to date as highly ranked OSU awaits them for two games this week.last_img read more

The National Association of Black Journalists South-Florida Chapter to Host ‘Breathing…

first_imgMIAMI, Florida – The South Florida chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ-South Florida) is hosting a Town Hall meeting entitled “Breathing While Black.”This public event precedes NABJ’s Convention and Career Fair, Aug. 7-11 at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry.  The town hall will be hosted by NBC 6 Anchor Jawan Strader and will be live-streamed on during a special edition of “Voices with Jawan Strader.” The event will take place on Tuesday, August 6, at Florida Memorial University.“We’re proud supporters of NABJ,” said Larry Olevitch, President and General Manager at NBC 6.  “Voices with Jawan Strader gives a platform to South Florida’s diverse community every week, talking about real issues and highlighting true difference makers, so it made perfect sense for us to be partners in bringing this town hall to life.”Confirmed panelists for the event include FIU Police Captain Delrish Moss, Miami Civilian Investigative Panel’s Rodney Jacobs, Jr., BSO Deputies Association President Jeff Bell, activist Phillip Agnew, Dyma Loving and her attorney Justin Moore.“We think it’s important that we have these inclusive conversations impacting the community, particularly, the black community,” said Russell Motley, president of NABJ-South Florida. “We appreciate NBC 6 and NBC 6 Voices for guiding this discussion to help work toward solutions.”Civic and resource organizations will be present at the town hall to offer services and information to attendees. Confirmed participants include; NAMI Miami-Dade, The Urban League of Broward County, OIC of South Florida, NAACP Miami-Dade, Miami Civilian Investigative Panel, Legal Services of Greater Miami, Trayvon Martin Foundation, Broward State Attorney’s Office and Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.last_img read more