David Luiz accepts blame after his nightmare performance in Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester City

first_imgAdvertisement Comment David Luiz accepted the blame for Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester City (Sky Sports)David Luiz has accepted the blame for Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester City and admits he should have made an early decision over his contract situation with the Gunners.The 33-year-old, who was brought on as a first-half substitute for the injured Pablo Mari, was at fault for City’s opening goal as his inability to clear Kevin De Bruyne’s pass allowed Raheem Sterling to score from close range.But it got even worse for Luiz shortly after half-time as he gave away a penalty for bringing down Riyad Mahrez and was sent off in the 50th minute.De Bruyne converted the penalty to double City’s lead before a goal from Phil Foden wrapped up a 3-0 victory for Pep Guardiola’s side.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAfter the match, Luiz insisted on speaking to the media and took the blame for Arsenal’s defeat, whilst he also accepted that he was at fault for allowing his contract situation to run down as his current deal is due to expire at the end of June.‘It’s not the team’s fault. It was my fault,’ Luiz told Sky Sports. David Luiz was sent off in the second half of Arsenal’s defeat to Man City (Getty Images)‘I take the decision to play, I should take a decision in the last two months but I didn’t.‘Today, I think the team did well, especially after the 10 men.‘The coach [Mikel Arteta] is amazing, all the players did amazing, it was my fault.‘I should have taken a different decision in the last two months, and I didn’t. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 17 Jun 2020 11:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link504Sharescenter_img Advertisement David Luiz admits he’s been at fault for his contract situation at Arsenal (PA)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‘It was all about my contract, if I stayed here or not. I have 14 more days maybe here, and that’s it, so today was my fault.‘A different decision to decide my future to decide as early as possibly but I didn’t.‘I don’t want to use that as an excuse, it’s my fault, that’s it.‘I love to be here, that’s why I continue to train hard, that’s why I came here today, that’s why I tried to do everything, that’s why I’m here [explaining], that’s why I said to the players, ‘nobody help me to speak’, it’s me, I have to show my face and be here.‘I want to stay. The coach knows, the coach wants me to stay, we are waiting for the decisions.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. David Luiz accepts blame after his nightmare performance in Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester Citylast_img read more

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Strong families, prosperous states: Do healthy families affect the wealth of states?

first_imgAmerican Enterprise Institute 19 October 2015Poverty Studies, Society and CultureEconomics has its roots in the Greek word oikonomia, which means the “management of the household.” Yet economists across the ideological spectrum have paid little attention to the links between household family structure and the macroeconomic outcomes of nations, states, and societies. This is a major oversight because, as this report shows, shifts in marriage and family structure are important factors in states’ economic performance, including their economic growth, economic mobility, child poverty, and median family income.Strong Families, Prosperous States documents four key sets of facts about the links between families and the economic welfare of states across the country:•Higher levels of marriage, and especially higher levels of married-parent families, are strongly associated with more economic growth, more economic mobility, less child poverty, and higher median family income at the state level in the United States. When we compare states in the top quintile of married-parent families with those in the bottom quintile, we find that being in the top quintile is associated with a $1,451 higher per capita GDP, 10.5 percent greater upward income mobility for children from lower-income families, a 13.2 percent decline in the child poverty rate, and a $3,654 higher median family income. These estimates are based on models that control for a range of factors—from the educational and racial composition of a state to its tax policies and spending on education, and to unchanging characteristics of states—that might otherwise confound the family-economy link at the state level.•The share of parents in a state who are married is one of the top predictors of the economic outcomes studied in this report. In fact, this family factor is generally a stronger predictor of economic mobility, child poverty, and median family income in the American states than are the educational, racial, and age compositions of the states.•The state-level link between marriage and economic growth is stronger for younger adults (ages 25–35) than for older adults (36–59). This suggests that marriage plays a particularly important role in fostering a positive labor market orientation among young men.•Violent crime is much less common in states with larger shares of families headed by married parents, even after controlling for a range of socio-demographic factors at the state level. For instance, the violent crime rate (violent crimes per 100,000 people) sits at 343 on average for states in the top quintile of married parenthood, whereas those in the bottom quintile average a rate of 563. This is noteworthy because high crime rates lower the quality of life and real living standards and are associated with lower levels of economic growth and mobility.Given the importance of strong families for the economy, we propose four policy ideas to strengthen the economic and cultural foundations of marriage and family life in states across the country:http://www.aei.org/publication/strong-families-prosperous-states/last_img read more

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Point guard Joseph shows turnover-prone side in debut for Orange

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 14, 2014 at 11:35 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse With a minute left in the first half and Syracuse gripping to a 25-point lead, freshman point guard Kaleb Joseph looked his age.Joseph jumped up and tried to throw an overhead pass from half court, but it went right into the hands of Kennesaw State guard Yonel Brown. When Brown started on a clear path to the basket, Joseph gritted his teeth, chased Brown down and slammed into him as he finished a layup.Had it not come in a season-opening blowout against an inferior Owls’ team, Joseph’s gaffe and the ensuing three-point play would have been more than a speck in an otherwise dominant team showing.Friday night was a good time for growing pains and Joseph met them with a well-rounded performance.“He made a couple mistakes, which is normal for most freshman point guards,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He’ll learn from it.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn his first collegiate game — an 89-42 Orange (1-0) win over the Owls (0-1) on Friday — Joseph accounted for four of No. 23 Syracuse’s 11 turnovers, and finished with four points and four fouls in 23 minutes. He was the only SU starter to not score in double figures, taking just four shots in a game that needed more facilitation than tangible offensive production.Aside from his four turnovers, four fouls and four points, he collected five rebounds, six assists and two steals.“Just trying to make plays, just trying to get in lanes and make plays,” Joseph said of his high turnover number. “Sometimes you just got to live and die with it, sometimes that happens.”After Syracuse’s exhibition win over Adrian on Monday night, Boeheim said he wanted his freshman point guard to be more assertive on the offensive end. That didn’t happen against Kennesaw State, but Joseph was good on defense and pushed the tempo — which helped the Orange offense get to the rim and shake an anemic start.And after closing the half with a turnover and the immature foul, Joseph got the best of Brown. He gathered a loose ball in front of the Syracuse bench, dribbled in a circle around him and hit a smooth 18-foot jump shot from the right wing.Then he lightly jogged back on defense with a little more bounce in his step, showing the bright side of a learning process that will include ups, downs and everything in between.“It’s going to happen, you’re going to try and force it,” SU guard Trevor Cooney said. “He was just trying to force it a little too much and he needs to take a step back and just play the game, that’s all.” Commentslast_img read more

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Two dead after collision near Mile 60

first_imgTwo Fort St. John residents are dead following a collision near Mile 60 of the Alaska Highway.At approximately 1:10pm, Sunday, the RCMP were called to a three vehicle collision near Mile 60.Three vehicles were involved in the collision which happened during a period of heavy snowfall and blowing snow in extreme winter driving conditions.- Advertisement -A preliminary investigation indicates a north bound tractor trailer unit rear ended a small sedan, also traveling north bound. The small sedan then spun into the path of a south bound Dodge utility truck. Both occupants of the sedan were killed in the collision. The occupants of the Dodge truck were taken to the Fort St. John Hospital and released with minor injuries. The driver of the tractor trailer unit was not injured.A 60 year-old male and a 46 year-old male both from Fort St. John were killed in the collision.Next of kin have been notified, however names are not being released at this time.Advertisement The Alaska Highway was closed for approximately 6 hours during the investigation.The investigation into the collision continues.last_img read more

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