Pasadena Police Airship Assists San Marino Police Capture South Pasadena Bank Robbery Suspect

first_imgHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff On Thursday, September 10, 2015, at 12:23 p.m. an attempted bank robbery occurred at Chase Bank, 1305 Fair Oaks Avenue, South Pasadena, authorities said.A man wearing a fake beard presented a note to the teller demanding money. For unknown reasons, the suspect fled the bank without receiving money, leaving behind the demand note. A bank employee saw the suspect get into a white four door sedan and flee Southbound on Fair Oaks Avenue.South Pasadena Police were called and conducted an area check for the suspect and vehicle, but they did not locate the suspect.Surrounding agencies, which included San Marino Police Department and Pasadena Police Department’s Air Support Division, were notified and a suspect and vehicle description were broadcasted to their officers.A San Marino Police Officer saw a vehicle matching the description in the area of Huntington Drive and Bradbury Road. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but it failed to yield. With the assistance of the Pasadena PD Airship, a vehicle pursuit ensued that eventually ended in the city of Rosemead, where the suspect was taken into custody.The suspect, who was later identified as Joseph Adel Noreiga (37) of Rancho Cucamonga, was still wearing the fake black beard when he was arrested. The suspect is believed to be the “Bluto Bandit” and is likely responsible for several bank robberies and attempted bank robberies in Southern California.The quick dissemination of suspect information to surrounding agencies and the quick response of the San Marino Police Department and the Pasadena Police Department’s Airship lead to the arrest of this dangerous suspect.The South Pasadena Police Department and the FBI are still currently investigating this incident. There is no further information at this time.Prepared by Corporal Shannon RobledoWatch Commander – (626) 403-7265 Top of the News Public Safety Pasadena Police Airship Assists San Marino Police Capture South Pasadena Bank Robbery Suspect Published on Thursday, September 10, 2015 | 5:44 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a commentlast_img read more

Entertainment Abounds in Tropical-Themed Ocean City Home

first_imgThis home at 119 Atlantic Ave. boasts four bedrooms, balconies, a spacious entertainment area and even a spot for a hot tub. (Photos courtesy John Caccuitti) By MADDY VITALEThe father-daughter development team has done it again — they have brought Ocean City another tropical island paradise home.Designers John Giovanni Caccuitti and his daughter, Kellie Caccuitti Meier, spent more than a year creating their latest showpiece.The property located at 119 Atlantic Ave. has their signature style. It is a Tommy Bahama-inspired coastal retreat, but in a smaller format than their two former creations that sold in the Gardens section over the last two years.“It is the perfect home for a more price-conscious buyer,” John Caccuitti noted.“Boardwalk Breezes,” as it is called, is being offered at $1,199,999 and provides ample living and entertaining space with four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in a multi-level home.The open floor plan gives a view from the kitchen to the entertainment area for parties, gatherings and socializing.Buyers and their guests will be treated to all of the features in a Caccuitti home with entertainment centers and high definition televisions throughout, lighting to accentuate artwork in select areas of the home and even an area constructed for a hot tub. There is also an elevator.Fox Realty realtor Donna Ang is showing the home. A longtime friend of the Caccuitti family, she is well aware of the touches that put their homes above the rest.“John and Kellie have made a reputation on creating homes where there are so many features. You won’t see another home like this one on the island in this price range,” Ang said.Caccuitti acknowledged that when creating the home, it was difficult to choose and compress the amenities into a smaller price range and floorplan.“It’s a tough price range for us. We have so many ideas of what to put in a home. For what we were able to infuse from a $2.5 million home were all the interior features in a smaller home,” Caccuitti said of the home he and Meier created in the Gardens last year that they modeled their latest home after.Realtor Donna Ang, left, with developers John Caccuitti and Kellie Meier.Meier said the team worked to bring something special to the right buyer.“It is smaller, but it still has that magical feel,” she said.The home also has a way for people to “get away for quiet time.”There are balconies off each of the four bedrooms. Each bathroom has upgraded tiles, some specially purchased from overseas.There are etched shower doors with Ocean City-specific beach scenes, custom made woodwork in driftwood tones throughout and backsplashes in the kitchen that add unique touches.Fine tiles are selected to create unique scenes in the 3.5 bathrooms.Meier selects pieces to accent the home, from the tiles in the bathroom and the backsplash in the kitchen, to a display of a seahorse and turtle that greets people when they enter the house.“Every other home at this price would come with basic white tile,” she said.Among the many selling points, Caccuitti explained why they constructed the area to hold a hot tub. There was no room, obviously, for a pool. But vacationers and homeowners still needed something inviting, he said.“The hot tub is good for all seasons. This is how you can use a home with no swimming pool,” Caccuitti added “You could sit in a hot tub, watch a game and sip on a drink. It is really a way to extend the season.”Caccuitti and Meier also meld their male and female touches to create a blend of décor, amenities and entertainment areas for a year-round home or vacation retreat to invite family and friends.Molding and other custom wood accents are sprinkled throughout the home.“This is how people gather today,” Caccuitti said, displaying the large section to sit off the kitchen and watch TV. “And with COVID, it is more important to have a tremendous amount of activities at home. There is plenty of family fun.”Meier, a mother of two, said she likes to think she brings her “mom’s point of view” to the table when designing a home.“It’s a nice home for everyone. We make the most of every room,” she said.Accessibility for all ages is also of great importance, she said.“We have an elevator that is good for older residents. It is even a great feature for food shopping,” Meier noted, since the kitchen is on the top floor.And of course when summer fun is in mind, Meier said the view off the top floor balcony cannot be beat.She added, “The best place to watch the fireworks is out on the balcony of the master bedroom.”The master bedroom offers ample space, a skylight and balcony.For a private showing of the home at 119 Atlantic Ave. contact Donna Ang, Fox Real Estate, at 609-703-8970 or email [email protected] To give prospective buyers an idea of the imagination and design influence John Caccuitti brings to Ocean City, view this $10 million vacation retreat in Cozumel, Mexico, that he just completed with a waterslide that goes through the house. Go to read more

What we learned Wednesday at 49ers: Skule not tapping dad’s FBI resources

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Rookie left tackle Justin Skule could know more about you than you know about him.Summoned to fill in for Joe Staley and start in the 49ers home opener Sunday, Skule has a family background that should help him devour scouting reports, specifically those of the upcoming Pittsburgh Steelers.Joshua Skule, Justin’s father, is the FBI’s assistant executive director for intelligence.“We make an effort to talk at least once or twice a week, just to see how things are going,” Justin …last_img read more

Theologians Wrestle with God’s Role in Disasters

first_imgAs international rescue efforts accelerate in the aftermath of last week’s tsunamis in Asia (see Caltech for the geological story, and Nature News for the earthquake’s affect on Earth’s rotation), commentators and theologians are beginning to ask the “why?” questions.  The liberal Archbishop of Canterbury is doubting the existence of God, according to the UK News Telegraph.  From a Jewish perspective, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, writing in World Net Daily, argues that it’s not God’s fault, but man’s, for living in quake-prone areas.  On his blog, Biola professor John Mark Reynolds answers the critics who try to use the disaster as an opportunity to attack theism.  Creationist writer Carl Wieland writes for Answers in Genesis about how this incident raises the age-old questions about death and suffering, as does Dr. David Miller on Apologetics Press.  Dr. Kelly Hollowell, also on World Net Daily, compares this disaster with Noah’s flood.  To be fair, the fearfulness of any disaster needs to be balanced against the sum total of factors that make Earth a privileged planet as an abode for life.  Perhaps the best philosophers are the relief agencies like World Vision, who are focusing their energy not on talking, but on helping the victims.Sooner or later, everyone needs to come to grips with the big questions about suffering.  Actually, this disaster, which will undoubtedly go on record as one of the biggest in modern history, is a trifle compared to the global flood in the days of Noah described in the Bible (Genesis 6-9).  From orbit, these tsunamis would not even register as bathtub ripples.  The Flood killed all but Noah and his family, and reshaped the whole planet (see Dr. Walt Brown’s geological treatment of the Biblical Flood).    The Creator God is the Sovereign God.  He can give life as well as take it, especially from a world of rebels.  Remember that the Flood was a judgment on sin.  The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23); God never misses a payday.  His word warned us that “it is appointed unto man once to die, and after that the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27), so it’s not a matter of if, but when, and how.  This keeps our need for God and His mercy imminent in our minds.  We must always be ready to face the judgment, even when sunbathing on the beach at a vacation resort.  The tsunamis only accelerated the human death statistic (100%) in one region.    The amazing thing is not that rebels will die, but that they can be forgiven (see Romans 5:8).   Jesus did not provide a philosophy of suffering.  He did something about it: in his passion, He offered the way of escape from eternal suffering – an eventuality far worse than anything rebels might endure on earth.  On one occasion Jesus was asked about a terrible thing that had happened.  His response referred both to suffering by accident and suffering caused by evil.  He said, simply, “Unless you repent, you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13).  He also hinted that any given natural process is not specifically targeted at individuals, but runs according to natural laws, when He said in the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 6:45), speaking of our Father in heaven, “He makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”    That is sufficient revelation for now.  We cannot expect to out-reason the greatest philosophers of history since Job on the question of evil and suffering.  We cannot know things of God not revealed to us (Deuteronomy 29:29).  There are things more urgent and worthwhile to do than philosophize.  Get your heart right with your Creator while you can, before it’s your turn (read Solomon, Isaiah, and Paul).  Then use this occasion of great need to grow in character and unselfishness: pitch in and help with your money, your prayers, and your hands.(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Surprises in the Chicxulub Tale of Dino Extinction

first_imgDid an asteroid hit in the Yucatan explain the demise of the dinosaurs? New drilling in the crater has brought some surprises.The Alvarez theory of an asteroid impact causing the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, embraced reluctantly at first, has taken on the feel of accepted truth, especially after a “smoking gun” crater was found. Chicxulub in the Yucatan is assumed to be ground zero where a San-Francisco-sized object at the right time, leaving a quasi-circular scar part onshore and part offshore. It would have raised tsunamis far and wide, and lofted smoke into the atmosphere, cooling temperatures for decades. Some 76% of organisms are said to have perished immediately after that unlucky day for planet earth. Or so, that’s the typical story.Artwork courtesy of Detlev van Ravenswaay/ScienceSource.Now, published results from new drill cores recovered offshore from part of the crater’s peak ring have scientists wrinkling their brows. Some things are not what they expected. “Life recovered rapidly at impact site of dino-killing asteroid,” NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine says, noting one of the main surprises. Inferring ecological signals from smaller impact craters, geologists thought they had a handle on how long it takes life to recover from a really big impact site. Other impact scars, they say, took ten times as long to recover.Although the asteroid killed off species, new research led by The University of Texas at Austin has found that the crater it left behind was home to sea life less than a decade after impact, and it contained a thriving ecosystem within 30,000 years — a much quicker recovery than other sites around the globe.Microfossils and ichnofossils (such as burrows) show that animals re-inhabited the scar in as little as two to three years after the impact. How could such a catastrophe kill off all dinosaurs around the world, yet allow living things to invade the site so quickly? Is it because tsunamis rebounded, bringing in fresh material from a distance?“We found life in the crater within a few years of impact, which is really fast, surprisingly fast,” said Chris Lowery, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) who led the research. “It shows that there’s not a lot of predictability of recovery in general.”Another piece on Astrobiology Magazine says that forests and tree-dwelling birds were decimated around the planet by the impact, too. Is it plausible that “recovery after a global catastrophe could be a local affair”?The paper in Nature concludes that “proximity to the impact did not delay recovery and that there was therefore no impact-related environmental control on recovery.” This counter-intuitive result flies in the face of common sense that destruction should be worst near the crater.The impact seems to have generated a system of hydrothermal vents in the crater. The authors made a brief suggestion that “Impact-generated hydrothermal systems are hypothesized to be potential habitats for early life on Earth.” That’s all it took for some reporters to speculate that impacts might have caused the origin of life.A news feature in PNAS gives some background on the scientists who adventured to the Yucatan and lived on the drilling rig for weeks getting the drill cores. Most of the story concerns the characters and their adventures, but the article does share additional anomalies about the geology of the site. “To this day we don’t understand what the pattern of fractures was that led to those changes,” one of them says about the pulverized granite seen in the drill cores. After that, the article degenerates into rank speculation about how impacts might be “crucibles of life” on earth and other planets. Close your eyes and let your imagination take over: “You can see impacts as generating a whole set of experiments, producing lots of organic material, and then at some point you can imagine that a self-replicating molecule emerged.” Whoever says this “is not unreasonable” has not done the math like Illustra Media did in Origin (see “The Amoeba’s Journey” video clip).Critique of the Chicxulub SenarioPromoters of the impact story for the extinction of the dinosaurs like to make it sound like the smoking-gun evidence at Chicxulub clinches the case. It takes an outsider like Brian Thomas at ICR to point out problems and ask questions. In ICR’s June edition of Acts & Facts, his timely article points out some facts that should raise serious doubts about the story. He begins by noting that even children are taught the story of Chicxulub, which leads children of Christian parents struggling to know how to reconcile the secular story with what the Bible teaches about a worldwide Flood. Here’s a summary of his responses:Frogs and clams are much more vulnerable to the toxic after-effects of an impact-caused extinction, but they survived fine.The Chicxulub crater is not circular. “Plus, an impact with worldwide destructive force would have melted rocks, but the site has very little melted rock.” Upwelling magma could explain the structure seen at Chicxulub.The Flood layers cover hundreds of square miles that could not have been produced by an impact tsunami, which would have created a wedge-shaped trace that decays with distance. Many flood layers stay the same thickness over vast distances and can even be seen across continents.Dinosaurs are found buried in mud sediments on the opposite side of the globe from the Yucatan site.Soft tissue in fossils of dinosaurs and other animals shows the extinction was recent; the tissues could not last 66 million years.In the Genesis Flood scenario, some dinosaurs were taken aboard the Ark, and the rest perished. Those that proliferated for a short time after the Flood were understandably hunted down as pests or as trophies for ‘dragon slayers.’ That’s why none of the post-Flood dinosaurs fossilized, and why none survive today.When consensus science tells a story, best look for independent thinkers. Selective evidence is easy to amass to tell a story, but one stubborn fact can knock it down. Brian Thomas just shared five, and that’s not necessarily a complete list.Exercise: What other ‘scenarios’ or consensus stories are told by evolutionists in spite of contrary evidence? Make a list. They may have some alleged ‘smoking gun’ evidence, but contrary evidence is usually minimized or ignored. The Chicxulub story is one. Snowball Earth is another. What others can you think of? (Visited 704 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Businesswomen leaving a legacy

first_imgLast year’s corporate winner was Dawn Rowland, CEO of marketing services group Aegis Media. The entrepreneurial winner was Margaret Hirsch, COE at home electronic, appliance and retail chain Hirsch’s. President Jacob Zuma was a guest at the 2012 award ceremony.(Images: The Presidency)MEDIA CONTACTS • Busi MkhabeleExecutive co-ordinator, BWASA+27 11 486 3301 Janine ErasmusThe five finalists for the 2013 Businesswoman of the Year awards are all trailblazers in their own right, forging careers in fields traditionally dominated by men.Established back in 1980, the awards are held under the auspices of the Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa (BWASA), an organisation that promotes and empowers women in all spheres of business. It achieves this through various initiatives and opportunities that allow for personal growth and development, as well as offering a platform to network.There are two categories – corporate and entrepreneurial – and according to BWASA, the programme is the only one that focuses specifically on women in business.The five role models – two from the corporate sector and three entrepreneurs – were celebrated at an event in Johannesburg at the end of July. The two winners will be announced on 22 August – proceeds from this event will help to fund the organisation’s bursary programme.The theme of this year’s programme is Footprints: women leaving a legacy, blazing a trail.“The organisation is not just about recognising women, but about leaving a legacy,” said BWASA board member Mthunzi Mdwaba. “The companies that make up our membership are responsible for hundreds of jobs and billions of rands.”The finalists are Cristina Texeira (CFO at Group Five); Ntombizine Madyibi (CFO of the East London industrial development zone); Thandi Ndlovu (CEO of the Motheo Construction Group); Elma von Plaster (owner of BP Stikland); and Shauneen Proctor (partner at ad agency Idea Engineers).“This indicates the wealth and depth of talented women in this country who contribute to building our economy and strengthening our economic and development priorities.” said BWA president Liepollo Lebohang Pheko.Last year’s winners were Dawn Rowland, CEO of marketing services group Aegis Media, and Margaret Hirsch, COE at home electronic, appliance and retail chain Hirsch’s. They joined an illustrious group of previous honourees that includes the late Maria Maponya, financial whiz Maria Ramos, and Nicky Newton-King, CEO of Johannesburg’s stock exchange.Anyone can succeedThe finalists poured cold water on the myth that only the smartest and the best can succeed in life.“It was hard work that got me to where I am today,” said Texiera, who is the only female CFO among the major construction and engineering companies in South Africa. “That, and taking every opportunity that arose. I wasn’t the brightest pupil, nor did I go to the best school.”She paid homage to her supportive parents, without whom, she said, she wouldn’t have got far. A strong support structure at home was critical, and she was also lucky to have encountered some unofficial mentors along the way.Texeira encountered her biggest challenges later in her career, rather than at the start of it. Even in today’s world the boardroom can be male-dominated, and entering into this environment was daunting at first, she said.“The organisation took a chance on me – I was young and inexperienced in terms of the requirement – but I was in the right time at the right place.”She found that often, her male colleagues simply forgot that she was there – “For instance, sometimes an email is addressed to ‘gents’.”She and Madyibi agreed that women can be sometimes overlooked in a predominantly male environment. And their needs are not always addressed – for instance, a lack of toilets for women on-site. These are all issues that need to be looked at as women venture further into unfamiliar territory.It’s not true that the Eastern Cape has little in the way of success stories, said Madyibi. She came from a poor background and got herself out of that situation, she explained. “I was the first chairperson of the Black Management Forum in the Border region, and the first CFO of the East London industrial development zone (IDZ). That meant that I had to develop the strategy for finance, and design policies.”She had to work hard, she said, being the only woman in a boardroom with six men. “I had to convince them that I was there on merit.”Looking forward, Texiera said she wasn’t done yet. “I’m only halfway through my journey – I still aim to support the 18% of women in our organisation, and ensure we develop internal staff as well as the community.”Madyibi agreed, saying that the best way to give back would be to take people, especially young women, along with her. “There are 6 000 people who have jobs because of what we are doing, but I also am very active in the community because I hold myself as a role model for our girls.”Women must team upAsked for the secret of her success, Ndlovu, whose Motheo is one of the largest BEE construction companies in South Africa, said that she decided to recruit young, mainly black female, people and older, mainly white male, people.“This was an effective blend of skills and expertise, and youth and energy. Today that has proven to be a successful model, although the company is 54% black women-owned.She has her doubts about the effectiveness of BEE in today’s world. “I think BEE is beginning to defeat itself. Today, you’ll often find that the BEE people have no direct role in building the business, even if it has a high BEE score. This is counter-productive.”Von Plaster, who took over the BP Stikland service station in 2007 and saved it and 15 jobs from a sad end, said that in her industry the oil companies are pro-women. “They don’t discriminate in the working environment. Our challenge, rather, is access to finance – especially black women.”She said that her turnaround strategy came about when a woman at the bank believed in her and gave her a loan. “We women must team up.”Honouring South Africa’s womenThe BWA in its current form is a result of the merging in 2000 of the Executive Women’s Club, the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Professional Women’s Leadership Development Organisation.The head office is in Johannesburg and there are branches around the country, located in Soweto, Durban, Empangeni, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, East London, Port Elizabeth, and Queenstown.Now in its 34th year, BWASA’s Businesswoman of the Year award is considered the premier event of its kind in South Africa. Its main objectives are:To create a mechanism for celebrating women’s contributions to the economy;To recognise the success of women leaders in business, and create a network of female role models whose achievements will inspire other women to aim high;To raise funds for BWA bursaries offered to women pursuing business studies.Since 1988, all revenue from the award programme has gone to the BWA’s bursary programme. Funds raised through the gala dinner on August 22 will also go into the fund, which has distributed more than R500 000 to women postgraduate students in recent years. Individuals or organisations wanting to contribute bursary fund can make a donation.Candidates for the title are nominated by third parties, and must give their consent for the judging process, which includes an audit of financial statements. Nominees must be South African citizens or residents, and must have been with their present companies for no less than three years. They must control an annual budget of at least R75-million (corporate) and R35-million (entrepreneurial). In addition, nominees in the latter section must own at least 35% of the business.Judging panels, says the BWA, are selected to ensure no potential business competitor has access to sensitive information.The BWA is also active in promoting gender equality in the business world, and is at the forefront of an economic gender advocacy programme, which will contribute towards developing the content of the new Women Empowerment and Gender Equity Bill, as well as a charter for the empowerment of women.last_img read more

2011 NYC Referee Awards and Appointments

first_imgSam Hacon was named Female Referee of the Tournament, while David Baggio was named Male Referee of the Tournament. The following referees were appointed to the 18’s Girls and 18’s Boys Championship Finals:18’s Girls – Beau Newell, Rob Bowen, Chris Schwerdt18’s Boys – David Baggio, Mick Medlin, Luke McKenzieThe following referees were awarded a developing state or community final:Developing State Final – 18’s Girls: Nic Altin, Kerrod Hall, Nicole TeoCommunity Final – 18’s Girls: Amanda Single, John Salisbury, Cathleen JohnstonDeveloping State Final – 18’s Boys: Richard McIlroy, Sam Hacon, Blake RichardsCommunity Final – 18’s Boys: Adam Stevenson, Tim Pearson, Chris KnottThe following referees received their team award at the event:Team 1 – Abel TalamaivaoTeam 2 – Cliff WinnettTeam 3 – Michael Del CastilloTeam 4 – Tom PolkinghorneOne referee was also upgraded to a Level 3 Badge at the event, Western Australia’s Brian Blechynden.last_img read more

10 months agoWatford boss Gracia: Big Ben key to Bournemouth point

first_imgWatford boss Gracia: Big Ben key to Bournemouth pointby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford boss Javi Gracia praised goalkeeper Ben Foster after their 3-3 draw with Bournemouth.Gracia believes his side should have won the game at the Vitality Stadium, but that ultimately their defending of set pieces cost them dearly.He said: “After scoring two goals I knew we needed to defend well because I was sure Bournemouth would create chances because they always do.“In that moment we conceded two goals from 2 free kicks and it was difficult to accept.“In the second half we tried to have more control, but first of all we have to defend the free kicks better because we conceded two goals from it.“We had the chance to kill the game with more control. We didn’t do it.”Watford came under heavy pressure in the second half and were saved a number of times by Foster, who received great praise from his head coach.Gracia said: “I think Ben Foster was very important in the second half for us.“I call him Big Ben. When I arrived in England, I thought it was in London but now I know it’s in Watford. He’s playing very well and is very important.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

23 days agoArsenal boss Emery reveals crunch Pepe, Ceballos talks

first_imgArsenal boss Emery reveals crunch Pepe, Ceballos talksby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery is urging Nicolas Pepe to embrace the pressure of being their record signing.Pepe, 24, has struggled to live up to his £72million price tag since his deadline day move from Lille.But Emery is certain that, just like former Gunners idols Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp, Pepe will be a sensation when he eventually comes to terms with the physical demands of the Premier League.He claimed: “Pepe is an amazing player and I am sure that he is going to have a big career here, but he needs time.“For a lot of great Arsenal players, the first month here was not easy, even the first year.“Every player needs time to adapt when they arrive in England but the process with Pepe is going in the direction we expected.“He still needs to get his confidence and to understand better with the other players. But his performances are getting better step by step.“The players are also human beings and they are all working under pressure because we are at a big club with very demanding objectives.“To be selected for Arsenal is a privilege and the pressure that brings is a positive.“I don’t think about how much the club has paid for a player or how much is his salary. For me, the money is not relevant and it is not important.“I was speaking with Pepe and with Dani Ceballos and they say that the intensity of the Premier League has been the biggest change for them.“The Premier League is the strongest competition in the world. Every match has quality players and physical players.“So I am going to work with Pepe and with Ceballos to help them with that adaptation.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

17 days agoLokomotiv Moscow midfielder Dmitri Barinov wants Liverpool move

first_imgLokomotiv Moscow midfielder Dmitri Barinov wants Liverpool moveby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLokomotiv Moscow midfielder Dmitri Barinov admits he’d jump at the chance of moving to Liverpool.Barinov says he dreams of continuing his career in England.”If God grants it. Of course, I would like to,” he said on Russia 24 when asked about moving to England and Anfield. “Moreover, (Jurgen) Klopp is one of my favorite coaches. To play in England is a dream. I like the style of the teams playing. Powerful football.Is it Liverpool, or maybe, for example, Manchester City?”Well, City is more about tiki-taka, and Liverpool is a fighting team with pressure.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more