Mrs. Janice Gay “Jan” (Brent) Walker

first_imgMrs. Janice Gay “Jan” (Brent) Walker, age 71, of Florence, Indiana, entered this life on November 9, 1945, in Stanford, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late, James Thomas and Eldean (Sowers) Brent. She was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio where she was a 1964 graduate of the Colerain High School. Jan was united in marriage on March 6, 1965, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Thomas Wayne Walker and to this union arrived two daughters, Janet and Crystal to bless their home. Jan and Thomas shared 52 years of marriage together until her death. Jan was employed as an IT Manager for Atochem, retiring in 2001 after 19 1/2 years of service. She was a former IT Manager for Providence Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, for 15 years. Jan will be remembered for her love of reading, playing candy crush and watching the news. Jan will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends. Jan passed away at 8:00 am, Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at her residence in Florence, Indiana.Jan will be deeply missed by her loving husband of 52 years: Thomas Wayne Walker of Florence, IN; her daughters: Janet Truitt and her husband: Andy of Vevay, IN and Crystal Renee Parham and her husband: Joe of Vevay, IN; her grandchildren: Amber, Justin, Lensi, Joel and Amanda; her sisters: Sheila Harry and her husband: Matt and Patsy Farro and her husband: Mike of Anderson, OH; her brother: James Brent and his wife: Louella of Harrison, OH and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents: James Thomas, Sr. and Eldean (Sowers) Brent; her father-in-law and mother-in-law: Sam and Imogene (Setser) Walker; her sister: Lillian “Tippy” Moore and her brother-in-law: Kenneth Walker.Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, June 11, 2017, at 1:00 pm, by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Mrs. Janice Gay “Jan” (Brent) Walker Memorial Fund % Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

McGinley adds three vice-captains

first_imgEuropean captain Paul McGinley has named Padraig Harrington, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Jose Maria Olazabal as his final vice-captains for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles later this month. The trio have 17 Ryder Cup appearances between them and join Des Smyth and Sam Torrance in McGinley’s back-room staff as the home side look to retain the trophy against the United States from September 26-28. Olazabal played in the contest seven times and captained the side in the ‘Miracle at Medinah’ in 2012, while Harrington has made six appearances and Jimenez four. Jimenez was vice-captain to Seve Ballesteros in 1997 and Olazabal two years ago and was also made captain of the European team in the inaugural EurAsia Cup by McGinley. McGinley said: “I know it’s been common in the past to have three or four vice-captains but I’ve gone for five because I feel an extra person is justified due to the additional workload which comes from being the home team, in addition to how well I saw such a system working when we ended up having five vice captains under Colin Montgomerie at Celtic Manor in 2010 (Sergio Garcia was a late addition). “Padraig is my oldest friend on Tour and is a guy I have known most of my life. We went to school together, came through the amateur ranks together and have been together in many contests for both Ireland and Europe over the years, so I know what he can bring to the team room. “As far as Miguel is concerned, he is someone that the spectators love as well as being very popular with all the players. However, he is also a person that I respect very much. I have sat beside him for over a decade on the Tournament Players’ Committee and have seen him exhibit an integrity on many occasions that is very admirable. “Finally, Jose Maria’s passion for the Ryder Cup is recognised the world over. It was obvious in his legendary partnership with Seve and was also so very apparent two years ago at Medinah, so I’m delighted he has accepted my invitation to be involved again, once more maintaining that important continuity.” “I have complete confidence and trust in all five of my vice-captains and the help they will give me in the difficult quest of trying to retain the Ryder Cup.” Harrington said: “I am really looking forward to being part of the Ryder Cup from a different angle to the playing side. That aspect of things is something that really interests me and I’m therefore delighted that Paul has given me the opportunity. “Paul is a good friend of mine and I think he’s done a great job in the captaincy thus far, therefore I don’t necessarily think he needs that much help. But he knows I’m happy to get involved behind the scenes to give him and the players as much assistance as I can.” Jimenez, whose EurAsia Cup team secured a dramatic 10-10 draw in Malaysia in March, said: “I thoroughly enjoyed being captain of Europe at the EurAsia Cup which was a great opportunity for me and I am looking forward to bringing the experience I gained there to the team room at Gleneagles. I have a great relationship with all the players, having played alongside them regularly over the years.” Olazabal added: “Everyone knows how much the Ryder Cup has meant in my career and it’s an occasion that I love being part of. It is a unique and special event – and I know that will be the case once again in Scotland in three weeks’ time. “I think we have a very good team in place but, as Paul said yesterday, we are under no illusions about how formidable a test the United States team will present. But he knows I will do everything I possibly can to help him and the players throughout the week.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Netflix’s ‘White Lines’ is deliciously empty

first_imgAs Zoe begins her journey to Ibiza against the background of a mix of house music, flamenco and jazz music (you can’t do anything productive here if music is not playing), we’re privy to flashbacks of Axel and the English-typified “youth in revolt” character he not only exemplified for her, but also for his former friend group of washed-up pleasure-seekers that Zoe seeks to reconnect with. He and his friends brightened their gray days and nights in Manchester by DJing, hosting parties and letting the music envelope them along with a mix of pills and other potions when Zoe and Axel’s cop father took night shifts. Maybe it’s not your particular brand of entertainment, but “White Lines” is self-aware enough to know that you can’t even have this entertainment right now under the current quarantine circumstances. But that won’t stop it from trying to convince you. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)The plot of Netflix’s “White Lines” falls victim to its own ornate presentation, with no real substance backing it up. These one-liners are perfectly profound if you’ve ingested the right mix of illicit substances. Maybe you’re Zoe (Laura Haddock), the show’s darling who, after seeing the mummified body of her murdered brother Axel Collins (Tom Rhys Harries) after 20 years of dealing with his disappearance, takes a trip to Ibiza to find the truth of his demise, letting all the trappings of the luxurious Spanish island distract her from her dull Manchester life. And yes, there is something wrong with being dull, and the show falls into this habit from time to time. Perhaps the timing of Netflix’s newest unapologetically self-indulgent series is what makes it irresistible. “White Lines,” the Spanish-English co-production from the mind of “Money Heist” creator Álex Pina, released its first 10-episode season Friday and its overwrought, at times inappropriately funny and imaginative pageantry has not left my mind since. Picture this: You’re sunbathing on a beach in Ibiza. A romance novel lies open on your stomach as you tip your sunglasses down to lock eyes with the gorgeous waiter that just delivered your cocktail. Zoe faces possibly the second biggest challenge of her life in trying to discern who is at fault and to remember what she came to Ibiza for — along with having to remind the show to get back on track as well. While taking you along for the ride, “White Lines” manages to be gorgeously distracting, achingly enviable and dishearteningly hollow at its core. Right now, that is just what I needed to latch on to. Well have I? The gorgeous shots of Ibizan coastline, rolling hills and Spanish villas are edited to bring out the brightest colors of the sea, golden sand and green-purple strobe lights of the club — but these are only the background of the “lives of luxury” that Axel’s now-middle-aged friends are clinging on to. David (Laurence Fox) leads a spiritual retreat for people that need to wind down after a long night of partying, Marcus (Daniel Mays) DJs by night and collects Romanian cocaine by day in a banana boat, and Anna (Angela Griffin) — oh, Anna — leads people to their awakening by hosting orgies, all because “life is best lived through the senses.” Yet another layer to peel back is the influence of the famed Calafat family, led by the musing and overly noble Andreu (Pedro Casablanc) who decides to dig his heels in on finding Axel’s killer once the former DJ is found buried on his land in Almeria. But his ever-amusing wife Conchita (Belén López) and brusque son Oriol (Juan Diego Botto) have more important things on their mind, including securing the construction of their mega-casino to transform the island into a land of slightly more complicated vice We get to know Axel Collins in flashback, and yes, only the utterance of his full name can capture his illustrious nature, as a teen trying to live life, man. After being arrested for a warehouse party that ended with police in riot gear, a cheery Axel asks the withered white-wigged judge, “Have you ever had a good time?” It’s too easy and too complacent to say that the life these Brit transplants live are just sad. On one hand, they are clinging to an adolescent euphoria that is long gone, as revealed through old clips of them driving down the road to the next party where they gaze and smile at the camera with barely suppressed joy. On the other hand, they are merely puppets in a larger economic scheme, because the show would not be a Pina product without some conversation on class.  The connections between Axel Collins and the family start to unfold in, of course, the sexiest way, whether it be through extramarital affairs, visits to Anna’s famed sex parties or sexual awakenings until suddenly, everyone is a suspect. last_img read more

Their game: Syracuse entered the 2002-03 season inexperienced, unranked but they ended it national champions

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 4, 2013 at 2:22 am Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesse Related Stories Build up: McGary develops from raw talent into focal point of Michigan offenseComparing Syracuse’s 2003 national title team to 2013’s Final Four lineupcenter_img Hakim Warrick rising up to block Michael Lee’s last-ditch 3-point attempt. Jim Boeheim throwing his hands up in utter euphoria, a boyish smile on his face. Carmelo Anthony, just 18 years old, hoisting the Wooden trophy with his championship hat tilted to the side.These are the images of a night where months of hard work came to fruition at the perfect moment. At the pinnacle of college basketball, the Syracuse Orangemen won the 2003 national championship, defeating Kansas 81-78 in the Louisiana Superdome. It was the first and only NCAA title in program history.But winning the national championship didn’t solidify how good the team was for those inside the program ― it just reminded them.Ten years after knocking off Kansas, members of the title run can still feel the thrill of winning it all. They won the national championship not in one night, but by developing a calm, confident and competitive identity throughout the season. Aware of the team’s young talent, veteran leadership and unprecedented camaraderie, they knew they were contenders long before the nation did.“Everyone had fun and enjoyed being around each other,” former guard Andrew Kouwe said. “There was really no time to fight or argue; we were all enjoying the ride too much from start to finish.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKouwe, a junior walk-on on the 2002-03 team, was also on the team that failed to make the NCAA Tournament the year before. After going 23-13 in the 2001-02 season, six members of that team either transferred away or graduated.Boeheim brought in the highly touted Anthony and point guard Gerry McNamara to bury the program’s woes from a season ago. Upon arriving on campus, both injected a new energy in the team.At the first intrasquad scrimmages that August, the freshman pair turned heads. Anthony was a 6-foot-8-inch small forward who shot like a shooting guard and dribbled like a point guard. McNamara hounded his opponents defensively, showcased a sweet shooting stroke and made up for his lack of size ― 6 feet, 2 inches ― with a fierce competitive fire.“This was before you could go onto YouTube and check out someone’s high school highlights,” Kouwe said. “I hadn’t seen Carmelo or Gerry play before they came to school, but when I finally did I was amazed.“I went to Boeheim’s office the next day and said to him, ‘These guys are really good, Coach.’ He just sat there, shook his head and smiled. He knew he had done something good.”Despite starting the season unranked, expectations within the program were high. Then the Orangemen lost their season opener to Memphis, 70-63, at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. It was the first time ever that a Boeheim-coached team lost a season opener in regulation. But the freshman standout Anthony made sure it would also be the first Boeheim-coached team to win the national championship.In his collegiate debut, Anthony posted a double-double with 27 points and 11 rebounds, and was the only Syracuse player to play all 40 minutes. McNamara hit three straight 3s amid a 22-5 run that put Syracuse up six in the second half.The Orange also received significant contributions from sophomores Warrick, Josh Pace and Craig Forth, but couldn’t match a more experienced Memphis squad. From the start, it was clear the team needed a veteran presence to glue its young talent together.Enter Kueth Duany.“You need guys that can score, but Kueth Duany is a guy that is not talked about enough,” Forth said. “When we needed a leader, he took the reigns and pushed us every day.”Duany, a wing from Bloomington, Ind., was the lone senior on the team. Prior to the season, his teammates elected him captain and he modeled hard work and mental toughness for the team’s young core.With Duany leading, the Orange displayed a loose confidence on the court, uncharacteristic of a rotation comprised almost entirely of underclassmen. The team shook off its loss to Memphis and won 23 of its final 26 regular-season games, finishing the regular season 23-4 with a 13-3 record in the Big East.As the Orange gradually gained national recognition, Duany became an extension of Boeheim in the locker room. He drilled the team’s “one-game-at-a-time” mantra into his teammates’ heads.At 18-4, the Orangemen traveled to East Lansing, Mich., to play Michigan State on Feb. 23. Syracuse went in looking to prove that it could play with the nation’s best.“Our flight was delayed, the weather was bad and we walked into the stadium to a sellout crowd doing everything to get in our heads,” former director of operations Clay McKnight said.SU left with a 76-75 victory that put the team on everyone’s radar.“That win made me think, ‘Wow, these guys have a chance,’” McKnight said.The Orangemen’s young guns were firing on all cylinders that night. Anthony scored 12 of his 15 first-half points in a three-minute span. Then Warrick and Forth converted 3-point plays on back-to-back possessions to spur an 11-2 Syracuse run that set the tone for the rest of the game.It was only the fourth loss the Spartans suffered at home that season. Anthony had 25 points, Warrick had 17 and freshman Billy Edelin chipped in 10 off the bench.Then there was Duany, providing 10 of his own and a pacifying composure that pushed the team to new heights.“After that Michigan State game I thought we had the best young talent in the country,” McKnight said. “Tied together by Duany, it was like everything was clicking at the right time.”After losing to Connecticut in the semifinals of the Big East tournament, the Orangemen had their annual team banquet prior to the NCAA Tournament.“Kueth took the microphone and told us that what we had done so far was great,” Forth said. “But then he told us that we weren’t done and that the season wouldn’t be complete without a national championship.”Syracuse earned a No. 3 seed for the NCAA Tournament and beat Manhattan in the first round. The Orange faced Oklahoma State, Auburn, Oklahoma and top-seeded Texas on its way to an eventual championship game matchup with Kansas.But even at the tail end of its title run, the Orangemen were still young and inexperienced.Forth didn’t sleep the entire weekend of the Final Four. He remembers having to get out of bed and walk around to keep his sanity. But when he walked into the locker room before the championship game, Duany set him straight.“I was nervous ― I think most of the young guys were,” Forth said. “But I remember Kueth just telling us to stay loose. He kept sticking with what we were saying all along, to play our game, one game at a time.”Duany, the team’s fearless leader, was ready for anything on that April night. Once he got his younger teammates on the same page, the Orangemen showed the country what it knew all along.“We knew we could win the whole thing but it just went unsaid,” Kouwe said. “When we won, Boeheim was at a loss for words. I think we all were ― I mean we had just won the national championship.” Commentslast_img read more

Alumni establish new chair

first_imgDornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences alumni Linda and Harlan Martens donated $1 million to establish the Endowed Director’s Chair for the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donated an additional $1.5 million to the institute.Peter Mancall, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities, vice dean for the humanities and professor of history and anthropology, holds the newly endowed director’s chair.“Harlan and Linda are great supporters of USC and really stepped up to the challenge,” Mancall told USC News. “Their support relieves us of the day-to-day need to raise funding for institute programming. We conduct a wide range of programs, and this endowment provides the security to enable us to fulfill the promise that the Mellon Foundation saw in us 10 years ago.”EMSI advances interdisciplinary research on human societies around the world between 1450 and 1850 in history, art history, literature and music. The institute was founded in 2003 and maintains a partnership with the Huntington Library.“Longtime champions of USC, Linda and Harlan Martens have made an incredible investment that will allow the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute to pursue the ongoing research and programming for which it has become so widely esteemed,” Dornsife Dean Steve Kay told USC News.The Martens met at USC and have supported USC financially through contributions including a donation to Martens Plaza, which is in front of Leavey Library. They often take friends to visit Huntington Library.“Given our tie-in with Huntington Library, this funding opportunity resonated with us,” Harlan Martens told USC News.As chief attorney of producing operations for Exxon Mobil, Harlan has traveled to 65 countries. His wife commented that USC has had a global effect as a university.“USC has been near and dear to our hearts our whole lives,” said Linda Martens, a former national president of the National Charity League told USC News. “USC is making a mark not just in Southern California, but across the country and the world. It’s a great pleasure to be a part of it.” Follow us on Twitter  @dailytrojanlast_img read more

All-In Diversity Project launches annual diversity survey

first_img StumbleUpon Submit GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Related Articles Share Share Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Industry workplace diversity, inclusion and equality program The All-in Diversity Project has launched its second annual survey which will gather data to create its annual report, the All-Index. The All-Index is used as a benchmark for diversity, inclusion and workplace equality across the gambling and iGaming industry, with over 50 firms now participating in the annual survey.Kelly Kehn, co-founder of the All-In Diversity Project, commented: “All-in Diversity Project aims to be the central data resource for the global betting and gambling industry when it comes to diversity, inclusion and equality. “The business case for diversity has already been proven, but we now need to start separating testing our assumptions based upon facts and not fiction.”Participants of the data collection survey have consisted of operators, suppliers and regulators, including: Betfair, GVC Holdings, IGT, Kindred Group, Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Paddy Power, Playtech and Red Tiger Gaming.Participants are able to gain individualised and group reports which contain corresponding analysis on the levels of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, which can then be used to implement further changes to a company.Back in June, SBC committed to furthering its drive for greater industry diversity to a much wider audience after signing a strategic partnership with the All-in Diversity Project. As part of the deal, the All-in Diversity Project and SBC will work closely together to educate and communicate how businesses can make diversity & inclusion part of their company fabric and how the gambling industry can make progress on these issues in the future.last_img read more

L.A. Sports Equinox: Dodgers, Rams, Clippers, Kings, Galaxy host games

first_imgThe Los Angeles Kings defeat New York Rangers 4-3 to end its six-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Clippers defeat the Washington Wizards. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season The Los Angeles Rams remain undefeated after holding off the Green Bay Packers 29-27. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco What is the Los Angeles Sports Equinox?A sports equinox is the rare occasion in which a city has a team in each of the five major professional sports leagues hosting a game in that city on the same day.The following teams will play home games in Los Angeles today: Kings, Clippers, Ducks, Rams, Galaxy and Dodgers. The Los Angeles Dodgers lose the World Series to the Boston Red Sox. Related Articles The Houston Dynamo deny the LA Galaxy of a postseason appearance. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

War on football? Chinese players get army drills, ‘thought education’

first_imgPresident Xi Jinping has conducted a broad campaign to bolster the ruling Communist Party that has drawn comparisons to past mass political campaigns under former leader Mao Zedong.Government departments, businesses and organisations across the country have signed up to the drive by conducting indoctrination sessions focusing on Marxist values and “Xi Jinping Thought”.Earlier this year, players for the national team began appearing in matches with bandages covering their tattoos, which the Xi government frowns upon in its purity campaign.But frustrated Chinese football fans accused the CFA of putting politics before football as it took dozens of domestic players out of action for the critical last few games of the season.Pictures subsequently emerged online of the under-25 players with buzz cuts and wearing military garb as they sat in a whitewashed room watching the senior national team’s 0-0 with India on television.A red banner at the front of the room exhorted them to be upstanding members of the public.Soccer News reposted pictures on Weibo said to be of the players baring their teeth and leaping half-naked into the snow.China’s World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi, whose final assignment with the team will be the Asian Cup in January, has not commented on the army-style initiative.As part of Xi’s efforts to make the country a footballing powerhouse, China made the 70-year-old Italian one of the best-paid coaches in the world when they hired him in October 2016.But after an initial bounce, the team have won just once in their last five games and are stewing in 76th in the FIFA rankings, two spots below war-torn Syria.Share on: WhatsApp Chinese players get army drills. AFP PhotoShanghai, China | AFP | Chinese national squads and a top league team have packed young footballers off to military camps for drills and Marxist-style “thought education” as a campaign to promote Communist Party values spreads even into the sporting world.Chinese fans have watched the militarisation of football with a mixture of anger and bemusement after pictures emerged of players getting their hair shaved and throwing themselves bare-chested into the snow.The Chinese Football Association (CFA) spirited away more than 50 under-25 national squad players in October for several weeks of intensive army drills, swapping their football boots for combat boots and military fatigues.The move, underlining desperation to improve the perennially underachieving Chinese national side, was particularly controversial because it meant some of China’s finest young players were not involved in the final games of the league season.A second batch of players was packed off in early November, and this week a national squad of under-19s was set to don camouflage and head to the barracks, suggesting that the boot camps may become a fixture.Chinese Super League (CSL) side Shanghai Shenhua — home last year to Argentine striker Carlos Tevez — followed suit with its under-19 players, combining football training with marching and other aspects of an austere military life.Under the watchful eye of the drillmasters of airforce unit 94778, the young players were subjected on Monday to “thought-education”, the club said on China’s Twitter-like Weibo platform.They “examined propaganda materials, visited the unit’s hall of history, soldiers’ barracks and took part in basic military formation drills”, it said.The players were also plonked down to watch the evening news on state television — a nightly hymn to the Communist Party — before hitting their bunks.– ‘Strengthen ideology’ –The CFA has been characteristically coy on the thinking behind the boot camps, but the Beijing Evening News said: “In several previous warm-up matches, some of the national team were criticised for not working hard and having no sense of honour.”The Beijing Youth Daily, citing the CFA, said that the camps will “strengthen young players’ ideology”.last_img read more

Structure Fire at Black Lake Elementary School

first_imgSubmitted by Scott LaVielle for Tumwater Fire DepartmentAssisted by mutual aid units from East Olympia Fire District 6, Griffin Fire District 13, McLane/Black Lake Fire District and West Thurston Regional Fire Authority, Tumwater Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at Black Lake Elementary School, 6345 Black Lake Belmore Road SW.  The call came in at 11:58 a.m. with the first unit arriving at 12:04 p.m.Upon arrival, the school was evacuated.  Upon initial investigation, crews found a small amount of smoke emanating from the SE corner room of the school in the roof area.  The room contained a kitchen with a stove, microwave and small hood and duct system.  Upon entry, fire personnel found a small amount of fire burning on the top of the stove and cupboard area just above the stove.  The fire was extinguished and confined to this area.  Crews confirmed there was no fire extension, and quickly worked to ventilate the building of residual smoke.The cause of the fire was determined to be someone turning on the left rear burner which ignited combustibles left on the stove.  The fire progressed to an adjacent microwave oven which ignited cupboards above the area of origin.  Damage is estimated to be approximately $60,000.00.  Two school staff were treated for smoke inhalation and released at the scene.  There were no other injuries to school personnel or firefighters. Facebook180Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Setién de Sarabia: “I am worried about the forms, not the background”

first_imgIt is very difficult for both teams to win everything because the League is very complicated. And it is hard for us to win the games for us, Madrid and any team. I understand that we are well, motivated. Regarding Gerard’s opinion, he can see some things, I can see others … or the same.Do you feel that instead of 52 days it takes many more?It has become very short. This has happened so fast that I feel sorry for not being able to enjoy it more. So clear. I would like this to last a lifetime.What has surprised you in positive and negative of Barça?When I see an activity, a fund, I appreciate the enormous quality of these players. I loved everyone’s attitude, because one has always had doubts about how it would be to manage a wardrobe and it was easier than I thought. I had no need to give a single shout. My way of acting is to convince. This is my way of being. I generally have not had problems handling the locker room. And in negative, I have not seen anything.Do you see favorite?You cannot say there is a favorite because this varies every week. The important thing is the sensations, the continuity. Sorry to insist but I am very happy to have generated seven very clear chances at the Bernabéu. It is clear that it depends on putting it or not. And the goal of Madrid comes from a rejection of Piqué. And our play with Martin (Braithwaite) is the same, but it doesn’t go to the door. For the results it may be important, but I trust other things. And it is very positive to have generated seven opportunities. Soccer players are not stupid. I repeat it. We had seven clear chances in Madrid.How is this coronavirus collective psychosis living?There are more competent people, but you seem to have to know everything. I don’t understand those questions about things you don’t control. But how do you have to ask something …What about Ansu Fati?We contemplate it as an option that will be there, or that will always be there. Ansu is an important player. It does many things well, others have to improve them. But we have him and I am very happy with his work.Does it make sense to play behind closed doors for the coronavirus? How would that live?I played as a player without a public and it was very sad. The environment that is generated, especially when you play at home, the momentum, the stimulus are important. But these are issues on which we will have to pay attention to the competent authorities. It’s a bit sad, but if you have to do it, you have to do it.Messi has not scored in six of the last seven games. Are you worried?It does not worry me. Man, if you check, the better. But not that it can happen to Leo, but to any player. The reality is that occasions are having. And that is the important thing, that occasions are generated. That in a specific period do not write down, it does not matter. Quique Setién, coach of Barcelona, ​​appeared at a press conference before the match against Real Sociedad and spoke again of the comments of his assistant, Eder Sarabia, on the bench during the Classic last Sunday.How can it influence that the Real comes from qualifying for a final?You never know, but as I always tell you, you have to wait for the best version of the rival. It is an extraordinary team that does things well. We expect a committed party, with difficulties. And I understand that it complicates Barça.Can you explain what Eder Sarabia has done wrong that deserves an apology to the players?This topic does not give much more of itself. Eder Sarabia the only thing he has done wrong is the ways in which he has expressed himself, which I don’t like. The interpretation that people can make of screaming … It is normal to scream. I love that and it doesn’t worry me. I care about shapes and that is what I have to clarify. When we have apologized, we have apologized because I believe there are words that should not be used. In the rest, everyone understands that the first coach screams and the second one too. And that players accept the screams when they are to encourage. But we have the obligation to keep the forms because there are children watching us and education must prevail in people who are exposed and permanently leave the media. You have to take care of the forms. Because the important thing is the forms, not the bottom.Are you worried that the noise of defeat against Madrid complicates the relationship with the players a little more?Absolutely. Defeat is always an option. It is painful, but it is always an option. And we are prepared to overcome frustrations. You have to get up and get ahead as in a lifetime. The people who play sports are clear. Like everything in life, one has to gain trust. When you have a resume like the one that most of these players have, they have won everything and someone new comes, because look what you can contribute. Some are more confident, others have a harder time. But those are the things of life. I have to convince them that with my knowledge I can help them. The reality is that there are no more things than you want to look for.How long will Arthur be off?In principle, there is pain, discomfort, and treatment has been initiated. You have to be aware of how it evolves. I can not say more.What do you fear most about tomorrow’s game, the Real or the environment?I am calm, because we are going to face the game having surpassed that of the other day. We are convinced that there were phases in which we did things well, but we generated seven clear goal chances in which we could score. We are in a good line, but it will not affect us. We are still there and we hope to make a great match. We are one point away from the leader, there are many games left and we will be there.Will we see from tomorrow a different Eder Sarabia?It will be as always. Only you have to control and change the shapes. Control some aspects and that’s it. This does not give more of itself.You in your presentation said something like how you had admired these players but that the role had to be clear. Do you have trouble governing the costumes?I don’t know what you rely on to say we have no control over the costumes. We have no problem inside the locker room. This is an oil raft. And they are accepting it in an extraordinary way. They have to work to carry out what we propose. There are many things that are improving. They are objective data, that we have them, we handle them and put them on the table; Our relationship is extraordinary. Although some are not interested.Are you reassured that both you and Madrid have to fail? Does Piqué agree that it was one of the worst in Madrid?last_img read more