Wenger irate with critics, threatens media walk-out

January 20, 2020


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first_imgLONDON (AP):Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger dismissed continued criticism of his team selection as “very, very, very, very boring” and threatened to walk out of a news conference yesterday when questioned about Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.Arsenal lost 3-2 to Olympiakos on Tuesday when stand-in goalkeeper David Ospina dropped a corner over the line and the defence then conceded a third goal immediately after the hosts equalised.Wenger yesterday launched an impassioned defence of both his team and decision to select Ospina ahead of Petr Cech as he faced questions ahead of tomorrow’s Barclays Premier match against Manchester United.”You come to the game, you judge the game, and you assess if I am right or wrong. I never critiqued that. I accept your judgment of how the team played and your assessment, but I don’t have to give you all the information I have to make my decisions,” Wenger said. “I make the decision that is right on the day, and I am accountable for the results of my team and the way we play football. … If you have watched the game and you come down to the conclusion that we lost the game because of Ospina, I question your knowledge of football.”When pressed to respond to Mourinho’s comment that there was only one Premier League manager not under pressure, Wenger curtly replied: “Look! Stop that story or we stop the press conference.”As he marked 19 years as manager, the 64-year-old Wenger hit back at the sweeping criticism, having not won the Premier League since 2004. The team is three points behind leaders United after seven games.”I think you lack a bit of creativity in the press at the moment, that you follow a bandwagon that is very, very, very, very boring. I don’t go along with that,” Wenger said. “If you have any interesting questions for Sunday’s game, I can answer, but apart from that, let’s not come back always to the same story.”Wenger was frustrated at what he sees as a lack of proper match analysis by the media.”One pundit says something on television and all behind that they repeat exactly the same thing. It is quite boring because nobody came out with numbers of this game where the game was won and lost,” Wenger said. “It is quite depressing to read that and to hear that – to all come just to the same conclusion and not to have watched well what has gone on on the pitch.”In injury news, centre back Laurent Koscielny is expected to be sidelined for around three weeks with a hamstring problem picked up against Olympiakos. Midfielders Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini remain out.last_img read more


December 24, 2019


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first_imgStaff of Donegal Creameries put the milk runs on hold on May 28th last – for a very special delivery.The staff of the plant at Crossroads, Killygordon, along with members of the public, turned out in huge numbers to take part in a fun run/walk in aid of the Special Olympics. And the event was certainly worthwhile with more than €7,280 being raised for the wonderful cause.This week Mr Aaron Forde,CEO of Aurivo (Donegal Creameries) accepted the cheque for the proceeds.He congratulated the staff at the creamery for the highly successful event and recognised the fantastic support shown by the wider community’  CREAMERIES HAPPY TO MILK IT FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS FUNDRAISER! was last modified: December 13th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal CreameriesfundraiserSpecial Olympicslast_img read more

Most Agencies Have Tightened Rules On HighSpeed Chases That Often End In

July 22, 2019


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first_img San Diego county’s Republican-dominated board of supervisors filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the Trump administration, claiming that policy changes in the way the federal government treats asylum seekers have strained the city’s finances and health services. The Trump administration ended the so-called “Safe Release” program in October, which gave asylum seekers who had crossed the border assistance in reaching final destinations with family members and friends, the lawsuit noted. (Rosenberg, 4/4) Los Angeles Times/ProPublica: Border Patrol Agents Are Granted Wide Latitude When Trying To Catch Drivers Seeking To Enter U.S. Illegally Overwhelmed by an influx of migrant families, the federal government’s largest holding facility for people caught crossing the border illegally has run out of space and exhausted its budget. The Central Processing Center, located in McAllen, Texas, is known to migrants as la perrera, or “the kennel.” Designed for 1,500 people, it now houses 2,400, according to Border Patrol officials, who gave journalists a rare tour on Wednesday. (Hennessy-Fiske, 4/3) Los Angeles Times: Border Patrol’s Largest Holding Area — Known To Migrants As ‘The Kennel’ — Is Overwhelmed Most Agencies Have Tightened Rules On High-Speed Chases That Often End In Gruesome Injuries. Not The Border Patrol, Though. The Los Angeles Times and ProPublica investigate high-speed chases that occur when the border patrol is trying to chase down people who have entered the country illegally. In other immigration news: San Diego sues the Trump administration over its policy changes that have strained city services; the government’s largest holding facility, nicknamed “the kennel,” runs out of space; and an autopsy shows that one of the children who died in U.S. custody had the flu. The Associated Press: Autopsy: Migrant Boy Who Died In US Had Flu Infection center_img On a rainy November afternoon last year, eight men held tight to a gray tarp, their bodies pressed against one another as they lay feet to head in the bed of a pickup truck. Most knew one another from Acatic, a Mexican town in the state of Jalisco, where the country’s most vicious cartel has caused the morgue to overflow. Rainwater pooled on the tarp, running in rivulets down the sides and soaking the men underneath. The closeness provided only some warmth, as the men lay shivering, feeling every bump of the rocky scrubland as they crossed into the United States. (Surana, Mejia and Queally, 4/4) An autopsy report confirmed that an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died while in custody of the U.S. Border Patrol on Christmas Eve succumbed to a flu infection — one of two deaths of Central American children in December that raised concerns about the government’s ability to care for minors at the southern border. The New Mexico Office of the Medical Examiner released its autopsy findings for Felipe Gomez Alonzo on Wednesday, two days after Guatemalan authorities said they had received a copy of the report disclosing the boy had a rapid, progressive infection that led to organ failure. (Hudetz, 4/4) The Washington Post: San Diego County Board Of Supervisors Sues Trump Administration Over Asylum Seekers After End Of Safe Release This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.last_img read more