Chelsea are preparing to tie down Tino Anjorin to a new contract as Frank Lampard looks likely to include him in his matchday squad to face Grimsby Town in the Carabao Cup.The 17-year-old sees his contract expire in June 2021 but Lampard’s appointment has shown there are opportunities for academy stars and he is keen to continue at the club.Wednesday’s Carabao Cup clash sees the Blues face League Two opposition and gives Lampard a chance to rest senior stars and give debuts to various prospects from the academy. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Anjorin’s good form is expected to be recognised after he scored five times in seven games across various youth levels this season and his style of play has seen him earn comparisons to Ruben Loftus-Cheek as a physically-imposing attacking midfielder.Marc Guehi and Ian Maatsen will be elevated into the first team too as Andreas Christensen and Emerson Palmieri are doubts after suffering injuries in the first-half against Liverpool on Sunday.Emerson is understood to have suffered a repeat of the muscle strain that set him back while on international duty with Italy.Chelsea have already involved Guehi in a matchday squad as they cope with several injuries to central defenders. Maatsen, meanwhile, has been getting closer to the first team after travelling to Wolves as the Blues contended with two injuries at full-back.Billy Gilmour has already made his debut this season in the Premier League against Sheffield United and he renewed his contract shortly after that appearance.Anjorin will join the likes of Gilmour, Loftus-Cheek, Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Guehi and Jamie Cumming in signing new contracts this season.Hudson-Odoi and Reece James have been playing in the Under-23s for the past week and they are all set to mark their first-team returns in the match against Grimsby.Unlike Anjorin, James will permanently train with the first team this season and he is also in line for a new contract in the coming weeks.Lampard has insisted that he will lean heavily on the Chelsea academy in the 2019-20 campaign and that the faith in youth is not because of a FIFA-imposed transfer ban.”They have to show they deserve to be in front of other players,” Lampard said of his academy stars on Friday. “At the moment, it’s nice because they are showing that. They are all coming together.”We have got Callum and Reece James playing in the Under-23s tomorrow [September 21]. We have a game in the week that they can certainly play a part in for the Carabao Cup. So they have been out. Ruben we know more about as he is a little bit older.”He has always been searching for more games which he was starting to get before he got injured. I think we have that right in front of us and hopefully there will be more beneath that.”Billy Gilmour and Conor Gallagher, who is doing brilliantly on loan at Charlton, and others, I don’t want to leave others out. The door is open but they have to go through it.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Harry Maguire says England’s defenders may have been affected by their poor club form during Friday’s defeat to Czech Republic.Goals from Jakub Brabec and Zdenek Ondrasek overturned the Three Lions’ early lead as they went down 2-1 in a Euro 2020 qualifier in Prague.England’s back line consisted of Tottenham left-back Danny Rose, Everton’s Michael Keane and United centre-back Maguire, who are all enduring difficult spells with their clubs in the Premier League. Meanwhile, right-back Kieran Trippier has played consistently with his new club Atletico Madrid, though he has not experienced a win with them since the start of September. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career And Maguire acknowledged that their struggles at club level may have crept into their performance for the national team.The 26-year-old was asked if he and his team-mates were low in confidence heading into the game and replied: “Yes, maybe. We bring our club football into international level. It was a difficult game. Don’t get me wrong, we started sloppy. We took the lead in the game but we didn’t deserve to.”In the second half we controlled the game a lot more than the first half but we gave them a sloppy goal to win the game. We do need to improve on that. We were not at our best and got punished for it.”While the defender conceded that it takes time for the squad to jell, he urged his team-mates to adapt to the demands of international football.“You are wanting to develop partnerships,” he added. “Sometimes in international level you can’t really do that. “You have players who aren’t playing for their clubs so they don’t get selected, and you have players that pick up injuries.“You’ve got to adapt. That’s one of the tricky parts of playing international football. Every camp you’re normally playing alongside [someone new] – you don’t want to be – and need to develop new partnerships.”But listen, there’s no excuses. [The defence] need to be better. We need to be better going forward. We need to be better on the ball. And we certainly need to be better at keeping the ball out of the net.”The former Leicester star was disappointed with the way England conceded against Friday’s hosts.Brabec’s equaliser came from a corner less than five minutes after Harry Kane opened the scoring, while Ondrasek capitalised on Jordan Henderson’s attempted pass to Rose.”The first goal was a set-play and we probably need to tighten up on those,” Maguire said. “We’ve been really good over the last year or so at defending set-plays.”The second goal has come from us being a bit too open when we were trying to build up from the back and maybe it was at a stage of the game when we shouldn’t have looked to do that.”We could have consolidated the point and tried to play in their half a bit more. So maybe better game management would have helped us, at worst, draw the game 1-1.”
Corey Lehman works with a student on the Rick Hansen Secondary School robotics team Theory6.If you ask Corey Lehman, he may just tell you that he teaches the coolest subject offered at Rick Hansen Secondary School in Mississauga: Robots.While the class is technically called Manufacturing Technology, Lehman, a recent Brock technological education graduate (TCTD ’12), has enjoyed teaching the complexities of a subject that goes beyond just “shop class.”“At most schools (manufacturing technology) means machine shop,” he said. “However, at Rick Hansen Secondary School … it is a specialist high skills major program.”Specialist high skills major programs let students focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).Teaching the course also gave Lehman the chance to be the lead mentor of the school’s robotics team – one that joined forces with a team in Texas to win the FIRST Robotics Championships in St. Louis last month.FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in the U.S. in 1989 to inspire and mentor young people in science, engineering and technology.Lehman, a former tool and die maker, and welder, began his involvement with the Rick Hansen robotics team, Theory6, during his second teaching practicum last year and hasn’t looked back.“It was the middle of the robotic team’s build season and I offered to help mentor in the machine shop,” he said. “A couple of weeks later and I was hooked. I travelled all over North America with the team and had quite the positive experience.”So when the opportunity to work at Rick Hansen arose, Lehman jumped at it.“I never could have seen myself teaching robotics,” he said. “Now that I am, I know it is the right career path for me.”Lehman not only has the knowledge to help his students achieve greatness, he also knows when to sit back and let them take the lead.With 85 students on the RHSS robotics team, Lehman said he prefers to simply facilitate the process, allowing the students to plan, design, build and program the robot. Students are able to learn the most this way, he said.Such programs offer experience and skills that continue to prepare the next generation of students for the proverbial real world.“FIRST Robotics gives students a chance to work together in real world situations,” he said. “They learn time management, how to communicate effectively with others, budgeting, design process, networking, building (and) hands-on skills and confidence.”And much like those who taught Lehman during his time in the technological education program, he feels the same pride seeing his students succeed.“I am so very proud of my students and truly feel they deserve everything they achieved this year.”Visit Theory6 online
He said that with the Presidential elections just a few months away the UNP will need to decide on its Presidential candidate soon. Wijewardene said that the UNP will now need to meet to select the best candidate. The United National Party confirmed that it will pick either party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya or Sajith Premadasa as the UNP Presidential candidate.State Minister of Defence and Mass Media non-cabinet Minister and UNP Gampaha District Member of Parliament Ruwan Wijewardene said that there is one group in the UNP who want Wickremesinghe to contest the next Presidential election while another group backs Karu Jayasuriya and another Sajith Premadasa. Wijewardene said the UNP will also meet on 5 August to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with its coalition partners.
by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press Posted May 1, 2015 6:59 am MDT Last Updated May 1, 2015 at 6:10 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email DETROIT – Hot sales of small and midsize SUVs drove auto sales higher last month as General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and Nissan all reported U.S. sales gains.Several of the companies reported their best April totals in years. Overall, sales were mostly in line with analysts’ predictions of a 6 per cent increase compared with a year ago. All automakers were scheduled to report sales on Friday.Buyers, buoyed by lower gasoline prices, flocked to crossover SUVS that handle like cars and sit up higher. The gains came at the expense of many small and midsize cars.“The demand for crossover SUVs is off the charts,” said Bill Fay, a Toyota group vice-president.Erich Merkle, Ford’s top sales analyst, said small SUVs accounted for almost 19 per cent of industry sales last month, two percentage points higher than a year ago.General Motors Co., the top-selling automaker in the U.S., posted a 5.9 per cent increase and sold 269,000 vehicles. Sales of the Chevrolet Equinox midsize SUV rose 42 per cent to nearly 29,000, while sales of the Buick Encore small SUV gained 29 per cent to nearly 5,600. But the Chevrolet Malibu midsize car fell nearly 13 per cent, while sales of the Chevy Cruze compact dropped nearly 4 per cent.Ford Motor Co. posted a 5 per cent gain for its best April in nine years. The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker sold more than 222,000 cars and trucks last month, led by record SUV sales.The revamped Ford Edge midsize SUV posted its best April sales ever at just over 13,000, up 78 per cent from a year ago. Ford sold 26,000 Escape small SUVs, up nearly 5 per cent. But sales of the Fusion midsize car and Focus compact car both fell.Sales of the F-Series pickup, Ford’s top-selling vehicle, fell 1 per cent to 63,000. The company continues to ramp up production of a new model with an aluminum body. Selling prices for the F-Series averaged a record $42,600, with lower monthly payments due to longer loans driving purchases of loaded-out trucks.GM sold 46,000 Chevrolet Silverado pickups, its bestseller, for a gain of nearly an 8 per cent. Sales of the Ram pickup, Fiat Chrysler U.S. LLC’s top-selling vehicle, rose 3 per cent to just under 38,000.Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep brand benefited from the SUV craze as well. Jeep posted its best-ever monthly sales at nearly 72,000, up 20 per cent from a year ago. Overall, Fiat Chrysler’s U.S. sales rose about 6 per cent.Toyota Motor Corp. reported a 1.8 per cent sales increase to just over 203,000 with record April sales of the RAV4 small SUV and Highlander midsize SUV.At Nissan, sales were up 5.7 per cent to nearly 110,000. The company said its small and midsize SUVs set an April record, led by the Nissan Rogue with an increase of 45 per cent.Hyundai Motor Co. also reported its best April ever with sales up 2.9 per cent to slightly above 68,000.The Volkswagen brand, which lacks strong SUVs, saw sales fall about 3 per cent to just over 30,000. Most automakers report April sales gains on growing demand for small, midsize SUVs