Jeff Stelling hits back at talkSPORT’s Moose for Newcastle rant

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 🗣️ Danny Murphy: “Newcastle are well-supported but they are NOT a big club.”🗣️ @BroadcastMoose: ‘They get 52,000 fans but what else is there to do in Newcastle!?’It’s a question that has been asked over and over again… Are #NUFC a big club? 🤔[📻 @JimWhite] pic.twitter.com/LaCLBRPXOr— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 24, 2018He said: “Newcastle, since I’ve been born, have won NOTHING – not a thing!“Since colour television was invented… zilch!“Jim said ‘they’re a big club, they get 50,000 people [at matches]’, but what else is there to do in Newcastle?“Some smart alec sent me a review from TripAdvisor about what there is to do in Newcastle. I looked at it; I think there’s one art gallery and a few parks to walk around.“‘Whoopee! I won’t go to the football and I’ll walk round the park’.“Sorry, I stick with what I said: yes, they get a lot of people through the gate – I’m not denying that – but that doesn’t make you a big club. Just because you get 52,000 people through the gate when there’s practically nothing else to do on a Saturday afternoon!” gameday cracker Jeff Stelling’s passionate rant about the city of Newcastle is SUPERB! 😆⚫⚪ pic.twitter.com/09e1gzV81s— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) September 30, 2018 Most read in Premier League Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT latest England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won revealed Thank you to the people of Newcastle today. I’ve been shown warmth and stopped several times for selfies. Having been around the City today, I was wrong and apologise for what I said about your home. The video of today will be on @talksport early next week pic.twitter.com/EpLH2sNJ8U— Ian Abrahams (Moose) (@BroadcastMoose) September 28, 2018“Never have been to the Racecourse.“He’ll never have strode along the Quayside in the shadow of the Tyne Bridge.“I doubt that he has ever visited the Baltic gallery.“He probably doesn’t know that Greggs opened their first ever branch in Newcastle in 1951.“He’s never had a Newkie Brown.“And he’s never had a stottie cake…actually, he has probably eaten a stottie cake, quite a lot of them in truth.“It is a wonderful city with loads to do and loads to eat and loads to drink and don’t believe what you hear on the radio.“Trust me.” SORRY The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Moose came back on air later in the week to apologise for his comments, having been roundly abused by a host of Geordies, and a famous face from just down the road has joined in the criticism of the talkSPORT reporter.Jeff Stelling, who was born in Hartlepool, 30 miles away from Newcastle, called out Moose in his regular role as host of Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday.“You may have also seen this week that a radio reporter said that the only reason Newcastle get 52,000 is because there is nothing else to do in the city,” Stelling started.“Now this is not a rant but….“He has probably never been to St James Park.“He has probably never had a night out in the Bigg Market.“He has probably never eaten at any of the wonderful restaurants.“He has never appreciated the marvellous architecture of Grey Street.“He’ll never have been to the Theatre Royal. predicted REVEALED silverware changes Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? whoops Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? tense Seems I upset my good friend Jeff Stelling this week https://t.co/ybwJGJB7BG pic.twitter.com/b69qeEhIlh— Ian Abrahams (Moose) (@BroadcastMoose) September 29, 2018 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion talkSPORT’s Ian ‘The Moose’ Abrahams managed to criticise both Newcastle United and the city of Newcastle in a rant earlier this week.Joining the Jim White show on air to discuss the question of whether the Magpies are a big club, Moose insulted the entire population of Tyneside in a few short sentences.last_img read more

The US Is On Pace For A Lousy Olympics

Finland00.938.0 Here’s how it works: We collected Winter Olympics medal data going back to 1998, when snowboarding was added to the official program as a new sport,2As of the 2018 Games, snowboarding is the most recent new sport to be added to the Winter Olympics. and then calculated the share of medals that each country won in each sport. For example, from 1998 to 2014, the U.S. won 33 percent of all gold medals in snowboarding, to go with 17 percent of silvers and 30 percent of bronzes. (Yes, we’re pretty good at snowboarding.) Then we used those historical rates to set the baseline expectations — the expected medals — for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.3For example, anytime a snowboarding medal is awarded, we add 0.33 golds, 0.17 silvers and 0.30 bronzes to the U.S.’s expected medal tally. There is one big exception to note: The Olympic athletes from Russia use the Russian Federation’s expected-medal rates, but with a 25 percent reduction to reflect the reduced number of Russian athletes competing in the 2018 Games (plus whatever other negative effects the Russian doping scandal might have on their medal tally).Add up all of those expected medals, and you can see where a country “should” be based on what it’s good at and what’s happened at the games so far. And the U.S. is definitely underperforming in South Korea, relative to expectations. Based on the events that have already been completed at the games, we would expect to have seen 18 American podium appearances thus far, which is exactly double the number the U.S. has actually had. From Lindsey Jacobellis’s coming up short again in boardercross to Mikaela Shiffrin’s shocking non-medal in slalom, Lindsey Vonn’s super-G struggles and Nathan Chen’s disappointing fifth-place finish in men’s figure-skating, no country is off to a rougher start in Pyeongchang than the Americans.The good news for the U.S., however, is that there are plenty of medal events remaining in which American athletes excel. Based on its rates over the 1998-2014 period, we would expect the U.S. to pick up about 18 more medals before the games are over, which is more than any other country’s projection. Even if that happens, however, our tracker projects that the U.S. would finish a distant fourth in the final medal table — which would be its worst showing at the Winter Olympics since 1998 — but at least it would mean the second half of the games was a lot better than the first.For Norway, this is shaping up to be its best performance at the Winter Games ever. Even though a number of their best events are over, the Norwegians should still finish strong. Indeed, if they (and everyone else) simply perform to expected baselines over the rest of the Olympics, Norway will finish first in the standings, with 34 medals, ahead of Germany and Canada. Olympic athletes from Russia*02.7916.6 Japan11.8912.0 Austria35.1917.5 Great Britain11.244.9 The 2018 Winter Olympics are basically halfway over,1Which is sad, because winter is the best kind of Olympics. and the usual suspects are off to a great start. The Norwegians, the kings of cross-country skiing, currently lead the medal table with 22 pieces of hardware, including seven golds. The Germans, who traditionally rule luge and biathlon, are not far behind with nine golds and 17 medals. The United States, meanwhile, is in a four-way tie for fifth, having nabbed only nine total medals.How many should we expect the U.S. to have at this stage of the games, though? Since medals in different sports are awarded at different times, it can be difficult to know whether a country is behind where they should be or right on track. To help with that, we created a simple medal tracker. It compares a given country’s medal count with how many we’d expect based on its historical performance in the sports that have already been completed at this year’s games. It also tells you how many remaining medals a country should pick up over the rest of the Olympics if its athletes play to form. (One note on this: We’re looking at the broad categories of events that make up the Olympics — Alpine skiing, snowboarding, curling, etc. — not the specific events within those categories.) Belarus11.923.9 Canada511.71530.3 United States510.7927.1 Germany913.81730.4 Italy23.1610.3 Gold medalsAll medals Norway711.42234.1 Switzerland24.5713.7 China01.4510.9 Who will win the most golds?Medal projections based on each country’s current medals and historical performance in remaining events, as of the end of competition on Feb. 17 Czech Republic12.057.7 Liechtenstein0<0.111.0 Sweden45.6712.6 South Korea35.259.7 Slovenia00.212.1 Kazakhstan0<0.111.4 Slovakia11.233.5 Netherlands68.91320.5 *Using medal rates for the Russian Federation, but with a 25 percent reduction to reflect that fewer athletes are competing this year, compared to previous games.SOURCES: Sports-reference.com, international olympic committee Australia00.935.0 Country▲▼Current▲▼Projected▲▼Current▲▼Projected▲▼ Poland11.412.4 France34.7713.7 Spain0<0.122.0 read more

Suso Atletico Madrid were interested in signing me

first_imgAC Milan midfielder Suso revealed that a return to his native Spain over the past two summers has been a possibilityThe Spaniard joined Milan from Liverpool in January 2015 and has since emerged as one of the most promising talents in the Serie A.In light of this, Suso had been linked with a return to Liverpool along with a switch to Tottenham in the Premier League last season.However, Suso remained at the San Siro and has continued his fine form this term with four goals and eight assists in 12 Serie A matches.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.But now Suso has announced a switch to La Liga had been a possibility with Atletico Madrid.“It’s true, there were contacts with Atletico Madrid,” said Suso, according to Football-Italia.“In the last two summers, I’ve had options to return to Spain.”Suso is contracted at Milan until June 2022.last_img read more

TRL Returns MTV Giving Away Ed Sheeran 2018 Tour Tickets

first_img“Total Request Live” returns; the network has 15 pairs of tickets for 15 lucky Sheeran fansBrian HaackGRAMMYs Oct 3, 2017 – 12:08 pm MTV’s “Total Request Live” has officially returned, and the show’s very first special guest had a big surprise for one lucky fan on his way into the brand-new “TRL” studios in Times Square yesterday. Twitter NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 17, 2016 – 4:50 pm Ed Sheeran Wins Best Pop Solo Performance Win Tickets To Ed Sheeran’s 2018 Stadium Tour trl-returns-mtv-giving-away-ed-sheeran-2018-tour-tickets News Email Facebook “TRL” Returns: MTV Giving Away Ed Sheeran 2018 Tour Tickets The rebooted show’s first major guest was none other than GRAMMY winner Ed Sheeran, and as he walked through a screaming crowd to enter the new studio, he picked a fan at random and gifted then with tickets to their hometown show on his upcoming 2018 stadium tour.Following the show, MTV announced that it would be following the singer/songwriter’s lead by giving away pairs of tickets to every single upcoming U.S. date of Sheeran’s tour.The contest will be run via MTV’s Instagram account, and the network plans to drop questions related to happenings on this week’s daily episodes of “TRL.” The answers to the questions will spell out a secret word related to Sheeran’s career. Fans must then comment on the posts with the answer and their preferred city.The contest will run until Oct. 20. Full details are available on MTV’s website.Marilyn Manson Hospitalized In Stage Accidentlast_img read more

Shawsheen Tech To Hold Swimming Lessons For Kids On Saturdays This Fall

first_imgBILLERICA, MA — Shawsheen Tech will be holding registration for their upcoming Fall Learn to Swim Program on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 and Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 2:30pm to 4pm, at the school’s pool entrance.Lessons run from Saturday, September 28, 2019 to Saturday, November 23, 2019, with no classes on Columbus Day weekend. Class times are staggered between 9am and 1pm.EIGHT 30-minute lessons for beginning swimmers cost $88. EIGHT 60-minute lessons for more advanced swimmers cost $176.Click HERE for the registration form. Have a question? Contact Aquatics Director Jay Tildsley at jtildsley@shawtech.org.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedShawsheen Tech Announces Summer Swimming LessonsIn “Sports”Shawsheen Tech To Hold Swimming Lessons For Kids On Saturdays This FallIn “Sports”Shawsheen Tech To Hold Swimming Lessons For Kids On Saturdays This FallIn “Education”last_img read more

Nations protest violence against Rohingyas

first_imgNearly 90,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence erupted in neighbouring Myanmar on August 25, according to the United Nations on Monday.Photo: ReutersPeople hold placards during a protest rally against what the protesters say are killings of Rohingya people in Myanmar, in front of Myanmar consulate in Kolkata, India, September 4, 2017. ReutersPhoto: ReutersPeople take part in a rally in support of Muslim Rohingya following the recent violence, which erupted in Myanmar, in the Chechen capital Grozny, Russia September 4, 2017. ReutersPhoto: ReutersAn activist holds a sign during a rally in support of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority during one of the deadliest bouts of violence involving the Muslim minority in decades, in Jakarta, Indonesia September 3, 2017. ReutersPhoto: ReutersPeople take part in a rally in support of Muslim Rohingya following the recent violence, which erupted in Myanmar, in the Chechen capital Grozny, Russia September 4, 2017. ReutersPhoto: ReutersMuslim women activists take part in a rally in support of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, during one of the deadliest bouts of violence involving the Muslim minority in decades outside the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia September 4, 2017. ReutersPhoto: ReutersPeople take part in a rally in support of Muslim Rohingya following the recent violence, which erupted in Myanmar, in the Chechen capital Grozny, Russia September 4, 2017. ReutersUpdated map of northern Rakhine state showing areas where fires were detected from satellite imagery. A total of 87,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence erupted on August 25 in Rakhine. AFPUpdated map of northern Rakhine state showing areas where fires were detected from satellite imagery. A total of 87,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence erupted on August 25 in Rakhine. AFPlast_img read more

Leave or we will kill you all

first_imgSmoke is seen on Myanmar’s side of border as Rohingya refugees collect their belongings on a shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip. Photo: ReutersThousands of Rohingya Muslims in violence-racked northwest Myanmar are pleading with authorities for safe passage from two remote villages that are cut off by hostile Buddhists and running short of food.“We’re terrified,” Maung Maung, a Rohingya official at Ah Nauk Pyin village, told Reuters by telephone. “We’ll starve soon and they’re threatening to burn down our houses.”Another Rohingya contacted by Reuters, who asked not to be named, said ethnic Rakhine Buddhists came to the same village and shouted, “Leave, or we will kill you all.”Fragile relations between Ah Nauk Pyin and its Rakhine neighbours were shattered on 25 Aug, when deadly attacks by Rohingya militants in Rakhine State prompted a ferocious response from Myanmar’s security forces.At least 430,000 Rohingya have since fled into neighbouring Bangladesh to evade what the United Nations has called a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.About a million Rohingya lived in Rakhine state until the recent violence. Most face draconian travel restrictions and are denied citizenship in a country where many Buddhists regard them as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.Tin Maung Swe, secretary of the Rakhine state government, told Reuters he was working closely with the Rathedaung authorities, and had received no information about the Rohingya villagers’ plea for safe passage.“There is nothing to be concerned about,” he said when asked about local tensions. “Southern Rathedaung is completely safe.”National police spokesman Myo Thu Soe said he also had no information about the Rohingya villages but that he would look into the matter.Asked to comment, a spokeswoman for the US State Department’s East Asia Bureau made no reference to the situation in the villages, but said the United States was calling “urgently” for Myanmar’s security forces “to act in accordance with the rule of law and to stop the violence and displacement suffered by individuals from all communities.”“Tens of thousands of people reportedly lack adequate food, water, and shelter in northern Rakhine state,” spokeswoman Katina Adams said. “The government should act immediately to assist them.”Adams said Patrick Murphy, the US deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asia, would reiterate grave US concern about the situation in Rakhine when he meets senior officials in Myanmar this week.Britain is to host a ministerial meeting on Monday on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly in New York to discuss the situation in Rakhine.NO BOATSAh Nauk Pyin sits on a mangrove-fringed peninsula in Rathedaung, one of three townships in northern Rakhine state. The villagers say they have no boats.Until three weeks ago, there were 21 Muslim villages in Rathedaung, along with three camps for Muslims displaced by previous bouts of religious violence. Sixteen of those villages and all three camps have since been emptied and in many cases burnt, forcing an estimated 28,000 Rohingya to flee.Rathedaung’s five surviving Rohingya villages and their 8,000 or so inhabitants are encircled by Rakhine Buddhists and acutely vulnerable, say human rights monitors.The situation is particularly dire in Ah Nauk Pyin and nearby Naung Pin Gyi, where any escape route to Bangladesh is long, arduous, and sometimes blocked by hostile Rakhine neighbours.Maung Maung, the Rohingya official, said the villagers were resigned to leaving but the authorities had not responded to their requests for security. At night, he said, villagers had heard distant gunfire.“It’s better they go somewhere else,” said Thein Aung, a Rathedaung official, who dismissed Rohingya allegations that Rakhines were threatening them.Only two of the 25 Aug attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) took place in Rathedaung. But the township was already a tinderbox of religious tension, with ARSA citing the mistreatment of Rohingya there as one justification for its offensive.In late July, Rakhine residents of a large, mixed village in northern Rathedaung corralled hundreds of Rohingya inside their neighbourhood, blocking access to food and water.A similar pattern is repeating itself in southern Rathedaung, with local Rakhine citing possible ARSA infiltration as a reason for ejecting the last remaining Rohingya.‘ANOTHER PLACE’Maung Maung said he had called the police at least 30 times to report threats against his village.On 13 Sept, he said, he got a call from a Rakhine villager he knew. “Leave tomorrow or we’ll come and burn down all your houses,” said the man, according to a recording Maung Maung gave to Reuters.When Maung Maung protested that they had no means to escape, the man replied: “That’s not our problem.”On 31 Aug, the police convened a roadside meeting between two villages, attended by seven Rohingya from Ah Nauk Pyin and 14 Rakhine officials from the surrounding villages.Instead of addressing the Rohingya complaints, said Maung Maung and two other Rohingya who attended the meeting, the Rakhine officials delivered an ultimatum.“They said they didn’t want any Muslims in the region and we should leave immediately,” said the Rohingya resident of Ah Nauk Pyin who requested anonymity.The Rohingya agreed, said Maung Maung, but only if the authorities provided security.He showed Reuters a letter that the village elders had sent to the Rathedaung authorities on 7 Sept, asking to be moved to “another place”. They had yet to receive a response, he said.VIOLENT HISTORYRelations between the two communities deteriorated in 2012, when religious unrest in Rakhine state killed nearly 200 people and made 140,000 homeless, most of them Rohingya. Scores of houses in Ah Nauk Pyin were torched.Since then, said villagers, Rohingya have been too scared to leave the village or till their land, surviving mainly on monthly deliveries from the World Food Programme (WFP). The recent violence halted those deliveries.The WFP pulled out most staff and suspended operations in the region after 25 Aug.Residents in the area’s two Rohingya villages said they could no longer venture out to fish or buy food from Rakhine traders, and were running low on food and medicines.Maung Maung said the local police told the Rohingya to stay in their villages and not to worry because “nothing would happen,” he said.But the nearest police station had only half a dozen or so officers, he said, and could not do much if Ah Nauk Pyin was attacked.A few minutes’ walk away, at the Rakhine village of Shwe Long Tin, residents were also on edge, said its leader, Khin Tun Aye.They had also heard gunfire at night, he said, and were guarding the village around the clock with machetes and slingshots in case the Rohingya attacked with ARSA’s help.“We’re also terrified,” he said.He said he told his fellow Rakhine to stay calm, but the situation remained so tense that he feared for the safety of his Rohingya neighbours.“If there is violence, all of them will be killed,” he said.last_img read more

Houston Workers Are Not Worried About Artificial Intelligence Taking Their Jobs

first_imgFlorian MartinAleek Datta is the managing director of strategy energy at AccentureAutomation and artificial intelligence – AI – are often accused of replacing jobs. X 00:00 /03:20 Listen Sharecenter_img But is that really the case?If you ask Houston workers, a majority is not worried.That’s according to a survey by Accenture.Aleek Datta, managing director with the tech and consulting firm’s strategy branch, says 62 percent of workers in Houston believe the impact of intelligent technologies over the next three years will be positive.Only 4 percent think it will be negative.Click on the audio above to listen to the interview. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Thursday September 10

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uThe judge in today’s Freddie Gray hearing decided to keep the trial of the six police officers connected to his death in Baltimore, instead of changing the venue. We’ll have a report from legal analyst Sheryl Wood,of the Wood Law Firm and AFRO reporter Roberto Alejandro. Plus, more insight into the city’s decision to pay the family of Freddie Gray $6.4 million, from defense attorneys J. Wyndal Gordon and Russell Neverdon, as well as police brutality community activist Tawanda Jones. It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img