White people should apologize for racism, says Guardiola

first_img“I feel ashamed for what we have done for black people around the world, not just America, the problem is everywhere.”Guardiola had addressed the issue in his pitchside interview with Sky Sports.”We should send a thousand million messages for the black people. I’m embarrassed and ashamed of what the white people have done for the black people,” he said.”Just because you are born a different color of skin, how do people think they are different to the other one?,” added the Spaniard. All the players’ names on the back of their shirts were replaced with the words “Black Lives Matter” as the league formally joined the international protest campaign sparked by the death last month of George Floyd, a black man, at the hands of Minneapolis police officers.”All the messages are positive and we have to fight,” Guardiola said. “Everything we can do to make it conscious, it is not acceptable. We have to do a lot of things for the black people which we have not done so far.”We have to do a lot of things for the black people which we have not done so far,” the Spaniard added.City forward Raheem Sterling said he welcomed the pre-match show of support for “Black Lives Matter”.”I see it as a massive step for the Premier League to allow something like that to happen and it shows we’re going in the right direction,” he said.”Little by little we’re seeing change. It was natural, it was organic. We saw the teams do it in the earlier kick-off and thought it was something we had to do as well.”  Topics :center_img Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said white people should apologize for the treatment of black people on a night when Premier League players wore the slogan “Black Lives Matter” on their shirts.City and Arsenal players also took a knee with the referee before the kick-off of Wednesday’s game, following an identical gesture at the start of the match between Aston Villa and Sheffield United which marked the league’s return after a three-month absence due to the coronavirus pandemic.”White people should apologize for the way we treated black people in the last 400 years,” Guardiola told a news conference after his team’s 3-0 win over Arsenal.last_img read more

Jamie Redknapp backs Manchester City ace Kevin De Bruyne to break Thierry Henry record

first_imgArsenal hero Thierry Henry still holds the Premier League assist record (Picture: Getty)‘Thierry Henry’s record of 20 assists in 2002-03 still stands to this day but De Bruyne must have his eye on exceeding that total this season. If he doesn’t, he definitely should.’Belgian star De Bruyne provided two assists in Manchester City’s devastating 8-0 victory over Watford on Saturday.Pep Guardiola’s defending champions remain five points off league leaders Liverpool, however, after their title rivals beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.On De Bruyne, Redknapp added: ‘On Saturday, he kickstarted City’s rout of Watford by setting up David Silva’s opener with a mesmerising cross towards the back post.‘Like a lot of people, I consider David Beckham to be the Premier League’s best-ever crosser, but De Bruyne is beginning to rival my former England team-mate.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‘He then set up Bernardo Silva to complete his hat-trick with a drilled ball across the box, taking his tally to seven assists for the season. Then, with the game won, he fancied a goal of his own.‘De Bruyne drilled a shot into the back of the net, confirming the 8-0 win and capping a magnificent performance. City look even better going forward this season than they did in the last.‘After six games in 2018-19, they had 19 goals. Right now, they have 24, so how many more assists can De Bruyne rack up? More than Henry’s 20 for Arsenal?‘As long as he can stay fit, after injuries curtailed his campaign last year, that can certainly be a target for the 28-year-old. De Bruyne is my favourite midfielder to watch in the Premier League right now.’MORE: Frank Lampard tells Tammy Abraham to improve stamina after Chelsea’s defeat to Liverpool Metro Sport ReporterMonday 23 Sep 2019 10:26 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Comment Kevin De Bruyne has enjoyed a superb start to the season for Manchester City (Picture: Getty)Jamie Redknapp has backed Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne to break Thierry Henry’s record for the most assists in a Premier League season.Arsenal legend Henry bagged a record 20 assists during the 2002-03 campaign but that figure could be under threat from De Bruyne, who has claimed seven already this term.De Bruyne recorded his best tally of 18 three years ago but former Premier League star Redknapp believes the Man City ace can surpass Henry this term.He told the Daily Mail: ‘In 2017-18, Manchester City were at Southampton on the last day of the season.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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‘It was 0-0 and we were deep into stoppage time, meaning Pep Guardiola’s side were set to finish on 98 points, rather than 100.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Then Kevin De Bruyne did what he does best. In the 94th minute, he floated a ball over the top for Gabriel Jesus to chase. The Brazilian scored and City were centurions.‘That saw De Bruyne win the Premier League’s inaugural playmaker award, after providing 16 assists. It was important this accolade was introduced. It shows appreciation for unselfishness.‘It means generosity is recognised and applauded. And that sums up De Bruyne. He is a unique footballer. Most players want to score goals, but he is just as happy setting them up. Advertisement Advertisement Jamie Redknapp backs Manchester City ace Kevin De Bruyne to break Thierry Henry recordlast_img read more

Live large in this stylish Wakerley home

first_img16 Red Gum Crescent, WakerleyTHERE is more to this contemporary home in Wakerley than meets the eye.The house at 16 Red Gum Cres may look small from the outside but owners Rebecca and Jamie Miller designed it to make living easy for a large family.Open living areas combined with a children’s retreat and study means there is plenty of space for a family to spend time together or spread out. 16 Red Gum Crescent, Wakerley“That whole area was being transformed (from) semirural lots into the first nice estate in that area.”Parklands and bike tracks are just a short walk away with schools and shops, including Westfield Carindale Shopping Centre, close by. 16 Red Gum Crescent, Wakerley“That’s probably the one thing that most people comment on when they visit – the floorplan and the layout,” Mrs Millers said.‘There is a lot of space in the house that’s even quite deceiving from the road.“From inside, it feels very spacious and it’s very comfortable to live in.”It has four bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes, and two bathrooms, one of which is an ensuite.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020 16 Red Gum Crescent, WakerleyThe house was also designed to capture natural sunlight and the bay breezes – a feature Mrs Miller loved.She said the beachside lifestyle was one of the main reasons they decided to build in the area.“We just saw so much lifestyle potential in the area and a lot of growth to come,” Mrs Miller said. 16 Red Gum Crescent, WakerleyThe media room has dual zoned wired surround sound, which can be directed into the outdoor entertaining area.Mrs Miller said it enabled there to be music playing outside without disturbing those watching television in the media room.The 658sq m property has space for a pool in the backyard.last_img read more

Contemporary Gold Coast mansion stands out among the crowd

first_imgThe modern mansion at 2048 The Circle, Sanctuary Cove.JUST like a piece of contemporary art, this Sanctuary Cove mansion stands out among the others lining the water’s edge.Owners Del and Les Constable designed and built the abstract home at 2048 The Circle in 2008.Wanting “something different”, the couple let their imaginations run wild to come up with a design that would challenge existing ideas of modern living.“It was very modern in its time,” Mrs Constable said. The bathroom is massive! Water views can be seen from most of the home’s rooms. The home’s abstract style makes it stand out among others on the waterfront. The whole living area opens onto the outdoor area. It has an open living area that flows onto the outdoor area, perfect for entertaining.“It’s still modern 10 years later so it was very out there when we first built it.”The mansion is now on the market for $3.98 million.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoStone, timber and neutral tones give it a sleek style while cutting-edge technology offers luxury appeal.The fireplace, bar, home theatre and master bedroom ensuite with spa are among its best features.Mrs Constable sketched the first floor plan then worked with an architect for months to turn it into their dream home.They made changes as they went along to improve the design, including a wood and glass staircase.“We had the staircase coming up the centre of the foyer but I sat down and designed (the existing) staircase myself,” Mrs Constable said.center_img Care for a drink? There’s plenty of space to lounge outside. The bar is tucked under the feature staircase.“We like it much, much better – it’s got more character to it.”Every detail of the home has been well thought out.For example, they have concealed all the home’s downpipes and added fibre optic lights in the theatre’s ceiling to look like the Southern Cross – a hit feature with the Constables’ grandchildren.“It was a real thing for them to lie on the floor and look up to see if they could see the Southern Cross in the lights,” Mr Constable said.But it’s the outdoor entertainment area with pool and barbecue overlooking the water that they love most.“At Christmas time, we have had up to 24 people here,” Mr Constable said.This is the fifth house they have built over the years, each getting slightly bigger.“It is very, very different to what we’ve built before but we’ve always liked contemporary homes,” Mrs Constable said.They have decided it is much too big for them now, so want to sell and travel. The swimming pool wraps around one corner of the house.last_img read more

SHI Targets USD 705 Mn Loan, Ups Share Issue Mark

first_imgSouth Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) is looking to increase its short-term borrowings by KRW 750 billion (USD 705 million), the company said on Friday.The move is being taken as financially-troubled SHI endeavors to bolster its liquidity.Samsung said that it has reached an agreement with three borrowers to secure the capital, those being Korea Investment and Securities, NH Investment and Securities, and Mirae Asset Daewoo Securities.In addition, the shipbuilder said it was moving forward with its rights issuing plan worth KRW 1.56 trillion (USD 1.47 billion). The rights offering target has been raised from previous KRW 1.5 trillion and the issuance is set to take place in April, 2018.SHI expects to see operating profit in 2019 as it reaps the fruits of larger order intake and reduced fixed costs.The improved demand is likely to result in USD 8 billion worth orderbook in 2018, the shipbuilder’s newly appointed CEO Nam Joon-ou said earlier this month, up from last year’s USD 6.9 billion.Furthermore, SHI has set out to slash its operating losses this year, reducing them to KRW 240 billion (USD 230 million) from USD 490 billion reported in 2017.Sales for 2019 are expected to reach around USD 6.9 billion against USD 7.4 billion from 2017, Yonhap informed.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

M2 Subsea Adds Global Sales and Marketing Director

first_imgM² Subsea has appointed Andrew Imrie as global sales and marketing director.As global sales and marketing director, Imrie will spearhead M² Subsea’s drive to expand its international offering from its hubs in Aberdeen and Houston. He will be based at the company’s headquarters in Aberdeen and will join the main board alongside Mike Arnold, Mark Wood and Stuart Bannerman.Imrie joins M² Subsea from Ampelmann where he was commercial director, based in the Netherlands.Prior to this, he held a number of senior roles with Proserv, Amec, GE Oil & Gas and National Oilwell Varco.Mike Arnold, CEO of M² Subsea said: “Our rapid growth has required us to take a more focused commercial approach over the past 12 months. We are looking to expand both in the UK and the US, while actively targeting other markets where we see huge growth potential, such as the Middle East and Asia.“With Andrew’s wealth of new business expertise, he will be pivotal to ensuring we achieve our business goals, building on the great progress we have made to date, while further strengthening our partnerships, capabilities and geographic reach.”Andrew Imrie said: “This is a hugely exciting time to be joining a company which has such an ambitious global strategy. M² Subsea has achieved a lot in a very short space of time and has worked hard to position itself as the industry leading provider of ROV project management and engineering services worldwide.“I look forward to working closely with the team to maximize the opportunities in the offshore market, both at home and overseas.”last_img read more

Battle at the Barn VII next weekend in Des Moines

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Jacobson Building located on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines will roar to life Friday and Saturday, Jan. 23 and 24 with the Casey’s General Store Battle at the Barn VII.A total of 29 classes will see action, including outlaw lawn mowers, go-karts, four wheelers, outlaw three wheelers, outlaw cage karts and motorcycles. Pre-entries are already at an all-time high and the new event format will see the first round of heats run Friday night after an afternoon practice session.Upon the completion of the heats, $200-to-win feature events will be run for the top 12 finishers in the 370 Clone, KT100, Stock Medium, Pro Bike and Quad A classes. On Saturday, there will be a two-hour practice session with heats rolling off at 1:30 p.m. and the features set for 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 10 a.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday.Reserved parking is available for $10 per spot and electrical at a cost of $20. Once again this year, the event will have live, flag-to-flag coverage on Speed Shift TV. For further information, check out www.battleatthebarn.com and Facebook.last_img read more

IMCA Modified adjustment has Taylor looking forward to first Super Nationals

first_imgThe upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s will be the second racing vaca­tion this season for Wade and Lisa Taylor and their children Easton and Blakely. (Photo by Melissa Coker, Melissa’s Out On A Limb Photography)SPRING CREEK, Nev. – Their second racing vacation of the season will take the Taylor family of Spring Creek, Nev., to the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.IMCA Modified driver Wade Taylor will race at Boone Speedway for the first time. His wife Lisa is a licensed competitor in the same division but makes the upcoming trip in the dual role of crew member and mom to son Easton, not quite three, and daughter Blakely, eight months old.“We went to Oregon for the Wild West Shootout and the first couple nights it seemed like it was a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time but we finally got the win at Willamette,” said Taylor, a chiropractor by profession. “We had hired a new associate so it was the first time in 14 years that my office stayed open while I was racing.”“We like the idea of a racing vacation and Lisa brought up the idea of going to Super Nationals,” he continued. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do.”Taylor enjoyed some success on a racing vacation last year, winning two of his eight Ironman Challenge Series starts before getting caught up in a multi-car accident and breaking his foot.“That was actually a blessing in disguise because it got me into a Harris,” he explained. “My dad, who lives in Raleigh, N.C., visited over the holidays and encouraged me to think bigger. I con­tacted 18 builders and liked what I heard from Kyle Brown of Harris Auto Racing when I heard back from him.”The first Nevada driver to win a Wild West Shootout feature, Taylor has 20-plus starts so far this season, most of them at special or special series events.“This car drives 100 percent differently than my old one. It took me half a season to get my mus­cle memory changed. My reflexes were telling me to hit the gas when the car really didn’t want it,” he said. “I have such a new respect for any driver who can get in a different chassis and win be­cause there is such a difference in handling. I did not appreciate that until I got a new car. My lap times are faster at every track I’ve been to and it showed me there is more than one way to go fast.”After a single outing and win in an asphalt sprint car, Taylor has spent his entire career in an IMCA Modi­fied.His dad Terry ‘The Wild Man’ Taylor also raced Modifieds, while grandfather Joe Taylor and great un­cle L.B. Taylor, raced in the 1950s in the IMCA Sprint Car class.“I won my first Modified start at Elko and was hooked,” Taylor said. “And now 12 years later we are really looking forward to being part of Super Nationals.”Along with his wife, Taylor gets crew help from father-in-law Mark Coker and Dylan Newman.His sponsors are Taylor Chiropractic, AP Crane, Elko Tool & Fastener, NAPA Auto Parts, Nevada I.T. and Jody Hensley, Coldwell Banker Realty, all of Elko; Melissa’s Out On A Limb Photography of Spring Creek; Condon Motorsports and AC Designs, both of Santa Maria, Calif.; and Harris Auto Racing of Boone, Iowa.last_img read more

Ward checks out on Outlaw foes

first_imgBy Paul SzmalDUNDEE, N.Y. (May 25) – Will Ward was the late-night IMCA Modified winner Friday at Outlaw Speedway.The feature began with Rich Karlnoski jumping out to the lead while Ward sliced through the field to second.  After a quick yellow, Ward grabbed the lead on the restart as Rodney Morgan began to advance, getting the runner-up position just past halfway.  Morgan could not catch Ward, who took the checkers.Brad Smith overcame an early race spin to charge back to third, followed by Karlnoski and Phil Yaw.Sunrise Insulation Night at Dundee proved to be an interesting one for reasons other than racing.After completion of the heats, the track lights in turns three and four did not come on.  Refusing to give up, the track crew, with assistance from driver Ray Hyer and others, worked for two hours to solve the problem … and finally the lights came back up and the feature events began.last_img read more