Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits: ‘I could have won more by going somewhere else’

first_imgArsene Wenger laments his lack of silverware (Picture: Getty Images)Arsene Wenger has admitted that his loyalty to Arsenal cost him success in his career, saying that it is a ‘fact that he could have won more by going somewhere else’.The veteran manager was in charge of the Gunners from 1996-2008, winning the Premier League title three times and the FA Cup seven times in his epic stint in north London.Wenger had been linked with other jobs while he was at Arsenal, most notably Real Madrid, but remained loyal to the London side.The 69-year-old admits that this cost him silverware over his career, although is content with the decisions he made earlier in his career.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘No regret,’ Wenger told beIN Sports. ‘Regret is that maybe I sacrificed a little bit the winning potential against the loyalty potential, or the desire to build up the club and the influence I had on the club to build up the club when we built the stadium, against the fact that I could have won more by going somewhere else and being less limited financially.‘At the end of the day, I’m happy to do what I did, to have done what I did. I thought from a very young age I want to work the way I like to work.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 City‘Sometimes today I weigh up a little bit ‘have I done well or not?’ But I felt that I was in a club [Arsenal] where I met my needs the way I wanted to work.‘Why change that and maybe be in a bit more glorious situation but less happy situation and less influenceable situation, where I had less influence on the club [Real Madrid]?‘So I decided that I keep trying to experience my love story [at Arsenal].’Wenger was again linked with the Real Madrid job last year when Julen Lopetegui lost his job, but said he was never contacted by the club about the role.The former Monaco boss is still keen to return to club management and has not retired, but is remaining patient as he waits for a suitable opportunity.The France national team, Paris Saint-Germain or a move to the Chinese Super League have been touted as possible options for Wenger, but no new job looks likely to materialise any time soon.MORE: Arsenal eyeing up Scunthorpe United’s record-breaking midfielder Joey DawsonMORE: Arsenal star Mesut Ozil recommended Serge Gnabry for Germany call-up five years ago Advertisement Phil HaighSunday 13 Oct 2019 3:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits: ‘I could have won more by going somewhere else’center_img Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Industrial Gold Coast house takes on glamorous renovation

first_img50 The Promenade, Isle of Capri.INSPIRED by old cotton mills in England, Homeowners Paul and Lynn Maddison have proven that industrial design can be just as glamorous. The couple said the idea for the bold and beautiful design came from converting old cotton mills into trendy apartments in the late 80s. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago50 The Promenade, Isle Of Capri.“We are originally from Manchester and after we did the cotton mill project we have been obsessed with playing with old and new concepts since,” Mrs Maddison said.The English expats who run PM Concepts said the renovation at 50 The Promenade took them eight months. 50 The Promenade, Isle of Capri.Mrs Mattison said she wanted the house to have a sense of age combined with New York loft style but said it was difficult to buy a property with heritage on the Gold Coast. “We found reclaimed bricks from Melbourne that still had original branding on them,” she said.last_img read more

Brisbane couple turn Hawthorne ugly duckling into a swan

first_imgElla Riggert outside the house before it was renovated. The bathroom in the house at 113 Malcolm St, Hawthorne, before it was renovated. One of the bathrooms in the house after the renovation.And while they admit they didn’t do it on their own, it was still a major part of their lives for nine months.“I got extremely good at climbing ladders in heels!” Ms Riggert said.“I was on site every day, making choices, solving problems – it was a constant work in progress.“I had never attempted anything on this scale before and was probably a little bit naive about what that was going to look like.”The couple bought the property at 113 Malcolm St, Hawthorne, for $1.3 million in 2014.“My partner, Cameron, came across it,” Ms Riggert said.“We weren’t looking for a renovator, but it was in an amazing position.“You’re right on the City Cat stop … the position was unbelievable.” Ella Riggert at the house she is selling at 113 Malcolm St, Hawthorne. Image: AAP/John Gass.ELLA Riggert took one look at the bathroom and shuddered.She had managed to get past the “lovely mustard colour” of the home’s exterior and even the dark, dank kitchen with paint peeling off the walls, but the bathroom was another level of awful.In a transformation akin to something out of the television series The Block, Ms Riggert and her partner, Cameron McColl, have pulled off one heck of a renovation. The house at 113 Malcolm St, Hawthorne, is barely recognisable after the renovation.But she admits the couple knew they were taking on a mammoth job.“I’ve grown up in a family of designers, but I clearly remember my mum, Catherine, who is a lifetime interior designer, quietly walking around the house and nodding her head – even she didn’t know how we were going to make that house attractive,” Ms Riggert said.“It was only ever supposed to be a renovator … however, through the process of doing the renovation, we fell in love with it and have stayed for three years now.”Before its meticulous renovation, the original, 70-year-old Queenslander was home to one family, with 12 children raised there.“They kept the house in the family until the last child had finished using it and he was in his late 50s,” Ms Riggert said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoThe kitchen in the house at 113 Malcolm St, Hawthorne, before the renovation. The house at 113 Malcolm St, Hawthorne, before the renovation. The kitchen after the renovation.center_img The kitchen before the renovation. The house after the renovation. Picture: Riggert said she had never had a “natural love for Queenslanders”, but that had now changed. “I have come to love some of those really old aspects that I didn’t like previously,” she said.But she was determined to make the home light and airy, especially downstairs.“We put banks and banks of louvres in and made it into a beautiful space,” she said.Ms Riggert said one of the aspects that set the home apart from others was the fusion of new and old.“I have kept the original, pressed plaster ceilings and leadlight windows in the bedrooms and given it a contemporary chandelier and black skirting boards and doors,” she said. “When people come in they usually do a double take – they just don’t expect the inside to look like it does.”The property is listed for sale by negotiation through Milad Askari of M8 Realty.RENO FACT CHECK:Time taken: 9 monthsTotal spend: $700,000End valuation: Low to mid $2m The front of the house after the renovation.The main bedroom has a walk-in-wardrobe and separate shoe cabinetry, ensuite and parents’ relaxation room\nursery.Extras include a large home office, a push-button gas fireplace, ducted reverse-cycle airconditioning, zoned security system and double lockup garage. The downstairs kitchen and dining area in the house after the renovation.The house, on 420 sqm with a 20m frontage, has been completely gutted and raised to make a two-level residence, comprising five bedrooms and three bathrooms.“There was a lot of time spent on the design because we wanted to create an amazing family home that was low maintenance and had everything that you needed,” Ms Riggert said.“I did a lot of research with agents about what’s most appealing to families, then we started the architectural process.”After seeing the condition of the original kitchen, Ms Riggert said they spared no expense in creating a new one downstairs, which features premium Swiss made V-ZUG appliances and Corian benchtops, as well as a separate walk-in butler’s pantry.There’s even a second, outdoor kitchen with a barbecue, sink, range hood and two drinks fridges. The front of the house at 113 Malcolm St, Hawthorne, before the renovation.last_img read more

No plans to decriminalise cannabis: Labour

first_imgOtago Daily Times 28 January 2014Labour has no intention of backing potential coalition partner the Greens’ policy of decriminalising cannabis, leader David Cunliffe says.Decriminalisation of the drug has been a Greens policy for years but the party has avoided making it a high-profile issue for some time.With Labour’s recent clarification of its cautious support for deep sea oil drilling emerging as a potential stumbling block for any post-election talks with the Greens, Mr Cunliffe has been asked about his party’s stance on cannabis law reform as another potential difficult topic for the two parties.“People can put on the table what they want to put on the table”, he said yesterday.“Labour’s policy is not to decriminalise cannabis. That is not our intention.” read more

Bulldogs Come Up Short Against Tigers In Boys Soccer

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs lose a 1-0 contest to The Lawrenceburg Tigers in EIAC Boys Soccer.last_img

Decatur County seeking “ideas” for voting location

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Decatur County Clerk Adina Roberts announced on Facebook that the voting for Greensburg Districts 1 and 3 as well as Clinton Township, which was held at the Decatur County School Administration Building in 2018 has “pulled out” as a location for the 2020 June Primary.  According to the #BackonTrack Indiana plan gyms and Government buildings can have limited public access specifically to allow in-person voting to take place which would technically include school buildings owned by the County.last_img

Cech issues Saints warning

first_imgPetr Cech has warned Chelsea that Saturday’s opponents Southampton are the most dangerous they have been all season following the arrival of new manager Mauricio Pochettino. Chelsea thumped Southampton 5-1 at St Mary’s Stadium in the FA Cup in January but less than two weeks later they blew a two-goal lead as the Saints claimed a point at Stamford Bridge. That proved to be Nigel Adkins’ last day in the charge of Southampton and Cech has been impressed by the improvements Pochettino has made since his arrival. “In football, everything is different – you can have a first half that is completely different from the second half,” Cech told Press Associationcenter_img “In the away game against Southampton we were very effective, taking our chances, and then at home we had a very good half – but the last half an hour of the game we allowed them to come back into it. “You cannot do that in the Premier League. “The teams are strong enough to grab the chance if you give it to them – everyone in the Premier League has that quality and will take it if you let them. “They changed manager with Pochettino and they are more attacking, more organised with very good pressing which makes them more aggressive – and, in turn, more confident because of the success they’ve been having.” John Terry is available to manager Rafael Benitez – but his selection will be made with one eye on Monday’s FA Cup quarter-final replay against Manchester United. Benitez said it is “impossible” for players to peak twice in 48 hours so some rotation of the side is inevitable and Terry, after a season disrupted by a knee injury, is only likely to start one of them. Chelsea’s interim manager reported a clean bill of health following the international break and he is hopeful that Ramires (Achilles) and Gary Cahill (knee) could be fit for Monday. last_img read more


first_imgPioneering politician Shirley Chisholm There has been a tendency in relating Caribbean-American heritage to highlight the contribution of Caribbean-American men. However, a number of women of Caribbean-American heritage have made significant contributions to various aspects of American life. Beginning this week, as we mark another National Caribbean American Heritage Month, CNW will pay tribute to Caribbean American women who have made significant contributions to US history – past and present. We begin this week with six you should know:Tatyana AliTatyana Marisol Ali an actress and singer was born in New York, 1979, to a Panamanian mother and a Trinidadian father. She is best known for her role in the TV series ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Ashley Banks.Before getting her big break on the ‘Fresh Prince’ she was a child – age 6 – and a member of the cast of another popular TV show, ‘Sesame Street.’ When ‘Fresh Prince’ ended in 1996, she focused on the musical aspect of her career. Soon after, she released an album named ‘Kiss The Sky,’ which was designated Certified Gold in Along with her musical career, Tatyana kept acting in many films. In 2005, she featured in the film Glory Road. Other movies include, “A good Man Is Hard To Find,” “Hotel California,” and “Nora’s Hair Salon.” She was also featured in the popular CBS-TV soap opera – “The Young and the Restless.”She also released her second musical album, titled “The Light,” in 2012. Ali is a graduate in political science and African American studies from Harvard University. In 2010 she was named by People’s Magazine as among the world’s most beautiful women.Garcelle BeauvaisAmerican actress and former fashion model, Garcelle Beauvais, was born in Haiti.  At age 16, she migrated with her family migrated to the US from Haiti, and settled in Boston, Massachusetts and later in Miami, Florida.At age 17, Beauvais went to New York City to pursue a fashion modeling career. She was subsequently signed with Ford Models and Irene Marie Models in Miami. She modeled print ads for Avon, Mary Kay and Clairol, and in catalogs for Lerner New York Clothing Line, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. She appeared in Essence and Ebony magazines and modelled on the catwalk for Calvin Klein and Isaac Mizrahi.In 1994 she got her film acting career break when she landed a role in Aaron Spelling’s TV show, ‘Model’s Inc.’ before being a fixture on ‘The Jamie Foxx Show.”She co-starred from 1996 to 2001 with Jamie Foxx in the television sitcom, The Jamie Foxx Show, and also in the ABC crime drama, NYPD Blue.                                    Constance Baker Motley The late Constance Baker Motley, was a judge and civil rights activist was born in New Haven, Connecticut, to parents who had migrated to the US from St. Kitts and Nevis.An outstanding student, who followed the history, and challenges of civil rights leaders of the early 20th century, she decided at age 15, in 1937, to study law, despite the financial racial and gender barriers that existed. With assistance from a wealthy white philanthropist, the descendant of abolitionists, she studied economics at Fisk and New York Universities, and advanced to become the first Black woman to be accepted at Colombia University Law School, graduating in 1946. For the next 60 years she excelled in careers as a civil rights lawyer, New York Senator, Manhattan Borough President, and federal district judge, the first Caribbean-American and Black woman to serve in those positions. In 1948, she began a 16-year stint as a lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. She was the only woman on the legal team in the historic segregation case Brown v. Board of Education representing the Black student James Meredith in his successful bid as the first Black to be admitted to the University of Mississippi.  In January 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed her to US District Court for the Southern District of New York Court and in 1982, she became the first female chief judge of that court. Judge Motley died in 1985 at age 84.Jennifer CarrollJennifer Carroll, born in 1959, is a Trinidadian-born American politician, who in 2011, became the 18th Lieutenant Governor of Florida.She is the first Caribbean/African American and first woman elected to the position. Carroll previously served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2003 until 2010.She migrated to the United States at the age of eight and attended Uniondale High School in New York. In 1979, upon graduation she enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving as an Aviation Machinist Mate, and Aviation Maintenance Officer. Carroll retired from the Navy in 1999 as a Lieutenant Commander. She relocated to Florida in 1986, where she earned a MBA from St. Leo University.Carroll made two unsuccessful bids for the US House of Representatives in 2000 and 2002. Following her defeat in the 2000 election, she was appointed as Director of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs serving in that post until July, 2002.  She was the first African-American female Republican elected to the Florida House in 2003. On September 2, 2010, Republican Rick Scott named Carroll his running mate in the 2010 Florida gubernatorial election which he won. She was sworn in as Lieutenant Governor on January 4, 2011.Shirley ChisholmPioneering politician Shirley ChisholmAn African-American icon in American politics, Shirley Anita St. Hill was born in 1924 in Brooklyn, New York the daughter of Charles and Ruby St. Hill, Guyanese and Barbadian immigrants, respectively. Her formative education was gained in Barbados where she lived with her maternal grandmother and she credited her Barbados education as the foundation for her strong academic background.Ms. St. Hill returned to New York in 1934, and graduated from Brooklyn College with honors in 1946, after encountering and fighting racism. In 1949, she married Conrad Chisholm, a Jamaican, and the two became involved in local politics. In 1960 she formed the Unity Democratic Club, which was involved in mobilizing black and Hispanic voters. Chisholm was elected to the New York General Assembly in 1964, serving until 1968, when she ran and won a seat in the US Congress, representing New York’s 12th Congressional District, the first Caribbean/African-American woman to be elected to Congress. As a respected Congresswoman she strived for civil rights for minorities, including women, improvement for poor Americans, and opposed the Vietnam War. She was a cofounder of the National Organization of Women (NOW). She was re-elected to Congress in 1970 and in 1972 declared her candidacy for U.S, president. She addressed the 1972 Democratic National Convention in Miami. Her bid to be nominated was defeated.Chisholm remained in Congress until 1982, when she retired. She died in 2005.Edwidge DanticatRenowned author, Edwidge Danticat, was born in Haiti. At the age of 12, she moved to Brooklyn, New York, to join her parents.  Two years later, she published her first writing, in English, “A Haitian-American Christmas: Cremace and Creole Theatre,” in New Youth Connections, a citywide magazine written by teenagers. Danticat later wrote a story about her immigration experience for New Youth Connections, “A New World Full of Strangers.” In 1993, she earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Brown University and her thesis, titled: “My Turn In The Fire – An Abridged Novel,” was the basis for her novel “Breath, Eyes, Memory,” which four years later became an Oprah’s Book Club selection.Danicat has received several outstanding awards including, the National Book Award for her book, for ‘Krik? Krak;’ The 1996 Best Young American Novelists for ‘Breath, Eyes, Memory;’ the 1999 American Book Award for ‘The Farming of the Bones;’ and the 2007 National Book Award nomination for ‘Brother, I’m Dying.’She was awarded a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2009.last_img read more

Esports Entertainment Group onboards affiliates

first_imgShare Submit Esports Entertainment Group finalises Argyll takeover July 31, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Argyll orders full compliance makeover with TruNarrative  August 17, 2020 Esports Entertainment bolsters tournament capacity by acquiring EGL August 27, 2020 Related Articles Esports Entertainment Group has confirmed that it has begun onboarding new affiliate marketing partners on to its newly relaunched esports betting platform.The new affiliate partners will include esports teams, influencers, streamers, leagues, and super affiliates from Asia, Europe, North America and South America. “Our Affiliate partners are a very important part of our organic growth strategy in 2020 and beyond, so it has been a high priority of ours to provide the comfort and security they need to partner with us and drive their valuable global audiences to,” said Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group.  “We believe that with the combination of our NASDAQ listing, capital raise and Malta license over the last 30 days we have a formidable competitive advantage to attract, support and grow with affiliate partners that we believe will lead to rapid organic growth for our newly relaunched esports wagering platform.”A recent listing on the NASDAQ exchange as well as a Malta gaming licence have been listed as key reasons as to why affiliates have agreed to partner with “Affiliate marketing is a proven growth model for online gambling,” commented Christian Heinrichs, Esports Affiliate Manager. “Our affiliate streamers broadcast to massive, global esports audiences. Combined with the credibility and support of the many teams and leagues we continue to sign as affiliates, we believe our platform can quickly become the industry standard for safe, secure esports betting.”last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday, October 22, 2015:• 1:32 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of battery/battery cables in the 300 block of S. Birch.•1:32 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a fence gate in the 300 block of S. Birch.•5:20 p.m. John W. Conklin, 36, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with speed 31 mph in a 20 mph zone,(radar) and no valid drivers license.last_img