Premier League: Frank Lampard disappointed with draw vs Leicester in 1st home match

first_img Next Reuters LondonAugust 19, 2019UPDATED: August 19, 2019 08:43 IST Frank Lampard said he was disappointed as Chelsea failed to keep up the energy for 90 minutes on Sunday (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLampard said Chelsea can certainly do better than Sunday’s performanceThat was the disappointing thing for me: Lampard on Leicester drawChelsea were handed a 4-0 thrashing by Manchester United last weekChelsea manager Frank Lampard had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Leicester City in his first home match in charge on Sunday as a second-half header by Wilfred Ndidi cancelled out Mason Mount’s early goal on his home debut.Chelsea raced into the lead when the 20 year-old Mount, one of a crop of young players given their chance by Lampard, stole the ball from a dallying Ndidi and left Kasper Schmeichel with no chance with his shot in the seventh minute.The goal capped an opening onslaught by the new-look Blues who were roared on by the home fans excited at the return of Chelsea’s all-time top scorer Lampard as manager.Before the match, fans in the Shed End unveiled a banner emblazoned with the huge words: “Welcome home, Super Frank” and Lampard told reporters later that it was “the stuff of dreams” to return to Stamford Bridge.But his focus was on how Chelsea failed to maintain their early momentum against Leicester and allowed the visitors to run much of the game, something he said could only be partly blamed on his side’s tiring midweek trip to Istanbul where they lost the Super Cup final to Liverpool after extra time and penalties.”That was the disappointing thing for me – that we couldn’t sustain the period of the early part of the game,” Lampard said.”I don’t expect that 100-miles-an-hour energy for the 90 minutes, but I do expect that when you rest, you can keep possession of the ball better. That was the big thing for me today.”advertisementLampard said he took more comfort from the 4-0 defeat to Manchester United last weekend, when Chelsea played well for long periods, than he did from Sunday’s draw.”We can do better than we did today,” he said.In the opening minutes, Mount linked up impressively with striker Olivier Giroud, and U.S. winger Christian Pulisic, another new face at Chelsea, also went close.But Leicester grew steadily into the game and equalised in the 67th minute when Ndidi atoned for his first-half error by heading home a James Maddison corner.Chelsea brought on home-grown striker Tammy Abraham to try to break the deadlock but Leicester had the best chances as Maddison, Jamie Vardy and Youri Tielemans spurned opportunities late on.Leicester coach Brendan Rodgers lamented the missed opportunities as his side took control of the contest.”I think we should have won it, to be honest,” he said. “Second half, I thought we were very, very good.”Also Read | Premier League: Advantage Liverpool as Manchester City fume over Spurs stalemateFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow ChelseaFollow Leicester CityFollow Premier leagueFollow Frank Lampard Premier League: Frank Lampard disappointed with draw vs Leicester in 1st home matchChelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by Leicester City in their Premier League outing after a second-half header by Wilfred Ndidi cancelled out Mason Mount’s early goal on Sunday.advertisementlast_img read more

Hackmatack Literacy Program Gives Students a Say

first_imgHundreds of students from across the province with a zest for reading will help choose which Canadian authors win the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Awards. Every year, the Hackmatack program gives Atlantic Canadian students in grades 4 to 6 an opportunity to read a selection of outstanding Canadian authors and vote for the books they like best. Education Minister Marilyn More delivered two sets of the 2010-11 English fiction and non-fiction nominated titles to Alderney School today, Sept. 27, where the about 50 students in registered reading groups couldn’t wait to begin reading. “It is incredible to see so many young people and their families excited about the wonder and adventure reading can bring,” said Ms. More. “By allowing students to have a say in their learning, we are developing their leadership abilities and literacy skills. I am really looking forward to seeing the choices students make.” Each year, the Hackmatack selection committee nominates a shortlist of Canadian books for young readers. Children read the books and, on April 1, vote for their favorite. The winners of the Hackmatack Award in each category will be announced May 13. This year’s nominated titles include stories about the children of Africville, information about how to build your own country and exciting adventures about space cats and dinosaurs. Riley O’Brien, a Grade 6 student at Alderney, has been in her school’s Hackmatack Club for the past two years. She said she joined because she enjoys reading. “I really liked almost all of the books I read over the past two years, but I especially like chapter books,” said Riley. “I like doing lots of things like playing outside and going to my cottage, but I really love to read.” Each September, the Department of Education provides elementary schools with two sets of the English titles selected for the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Awards program. Schools in the Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial (CSAP) and schools that offer early French Immersion receive two sets of the French titles. More than 175 groups of Nova Scotian students participated in program last year. For more information on how to get involved, visit hackmatack.ca/ .last_img read more

Disasters UN report shows climate change causing dramatic rise in economic losses

The findings, published by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), also show that people in low- and middle-income countries are seven times more likely to die from natural disasters than those in developed nations.“This puts a big emphasis on the need to…make sure that we curb greenhouse gas emissions,” said Ricardo Mena, UNISDR chief, in charge of implementing the Sendai Framework.This puts a big emphasis on the need to…make sure that we curb greenhouse gas emissions – Ricardo Mena, UNISDR chiefFailing to do this, risks letting climate-related hazards get out of control, he told journalists in Geneva, before calling for greater investment in disaster risk-reduction measures, “so that we do not allow for countries to create new risk”.In terms of the impact of disasters on the global economy between 1998 and 2017, affected countries reported direct losses of $2.908 trillion. That’s more than twice what was lost in the previous two decades.Illustrating the growing threat from climate change, extreme weather events now account for 77 per cent of total economic losses, $2.245 trillion, the report notes.This represents a “dramatic rise” of 151 per cent compared with losses reported between 1978 and 1997, which amounted to $895 billion.Poorer countries most vulnerable, worst-hitThe increased vulnerability of poorer countries to disasters is illustrated by the fact that, in the last 20 years, only one officially high-income territory – the island of Puerto Rico – has featured in a league table of the top 10 economic losses as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP).Last September, devastation in the US-dependency caused by Hurricane Maria contributed to overall losses since 1998, of more than $71 billion; the equivalent of 12.2 per cent of Puerto Rico’s GDP. Apart from Cuba, which is classified as an upper-middle income country in the 20-year review, the other top 10 worst-hit nations, as a percentage of their output, are all lower-income.Haiti – where a deadly 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck the north-west of the island just four days ago – recorded the highest losses, at 17.5 per cent of GDP.In terms of fatalities from disasters, the report indicates that more than 747,000 people – 56 per cent of the total – died in the last two decades during major seismic events, a total of 563 earthquakes and related tsunamis.Overall, however, more than 90 per cent of all disasters in the last 20 years were in fact floods, storms, droughts and other extreme weather events.Heatwaves are next climate change ‘explosion’Heatwaves are an increasing global threat for which solutions need to be found in the next five to 10 years, warned report co-author Professor Debarati Guha, from the Institute of Health and Society (IRSS), part of the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL).“The next one that is going to hit us with an explosion is heatwaves,” she said. “It’s going to be both in poor countries, remember, human beings have a limit, a thermal resistance limit…it is also going to be a huge problem in the wealthier countries.” “We emphasize the need to reduce existing risk to strengthen the resilience of people and nations. Otherwise the success of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is going to be a very elusive target”, UNISDR’s Ricardo Mena said. read more

Role reversal Wake Forest visits Duke chasing bowl berth

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke and Wake Forest have reversed roles from last year.The Demon Deacons (5-6, 2-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) need to beat their instate rivals Saturday to qualify for their third straight bowl.A year ago, the Blue Devils were the ones who needed a victory in the season-ending Interstate 40 rivalry to earn a spot in the post-season — and got it, rallying from an early two-touchdown deficit to win 31-23.“We know exactly how that felt,” Duke receiver T.J. Rahming said. “It’s just time to buckle down and just get that victory, and I know it sounds rough, but just end their season.”Duke (7-4, 3-4) assured itself of a sixth bowl in seven years by winning its first two games in November, beating Miami and North Carolina before losing 35-6 at No. 2 Clemson last week.The pressure is on the Demon Deacons, who sandwiched a road victory at N.C. State with home losses to Syracuse and Coastal Division champion Pittsburgh.“Our guys are excited,” Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson said. “They know what’s at stake. It’s like a playoff. It’s win or go home. There are a lot of seniors on this football team who don’t want this to end. Our goal is to make a bowl, and that goal is alive and well.”ROAD WARRIORSBoth of the Demon Deacons’ conference victories have come on the road, winning at Louisville and at N.C. State while finishing 0-4 in conference play on their home field. Duke is 1-2 in ACC games at home, losing to Virginia and Virginia Tech but beating North Carolina.SERIES NOTESThe Blue Devils have won five of the last six meetings, a run that coincides with their string of bowl berths, in the streaky series. Wake Forest’s lone win in that stretch came two years ago in its last visit to Durham. Last year was the first time that both small, private, academically elite schools earned bowl berths.NO PICKSBoth quarterbacks should be able to let it fly without fear of a turnover. No school in the FBS has intercepted fewer passes than Duke (three). And Wake Forest could set an unwanted school record: The Demon Deacons have picked off just four passes. No team in school history has had fewer than five (1962).STATE CHAMPIONSHIP?Duke’s players are approaching this game as if it were for a mythical state title, pointing out that they beat North Carolina in one semifinal of sorts while Wake Forest defeated N.C. State in the other. “By beating them,” Blue Devils linebacker Koby Quansah said, “we essentially run the state.”INJURY BOWLBoth teams have been ravaged by injuries. Wake Forest has lost at least a dozen players to season-ending injuries, including QB Sam Hartman, a freshman who started the first nine games. Duke coach David Cutcliffe says his team has had 23 players miss games with injuries, including 15 with starting experience, with seven having season-ending surgeries.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25The Associated Press read more